Instances (EAD, HTML, and, yes, ASCII) in the UCSD Finding Aid database
are generated from a database application we designed using FoxPro 2.6
for Windows.

All descriptive work is entered into the database application (a
relational database comprised of 13 related tables) and stored there for
in house administrative and public service needs.  When description of a
collection is completed a printed finding aid is created for in house
use.  Then three digital versions of the finding aid are created and
uploaded to the UCSD finding aids database.  The EAD version is also
uploaded to the Online Archive of California, formerly the UCSD-EAD

At this time we are engaged with converting the application to Visual
FoxPro.  When that process is completed, we will then upgrade the EAD
report forms to 1.0.

I would be glad to try to answer any specific questions you might have.

Best regards,

Brad W.


Bradley D. Westbrook     University of California, San Diego
Manuscripts Librarian / University Archivist  La Jolla, CA  92093
Mandeville Special Collections Library 0175S  619-534-6766, FAX
University of California, San Diego   [log in to unmask]

Massimo Castellacci wrote:

> Maybe I already asked you this question months ago, so I apologize if
> this is a repetition.
> Our study concern on the possibility to convert database-stored
> finding
> aids into one or more EAD documents.
> The question is: do you know of anyone who has already worked on this
> kind of problem?
> If the answer is 'yes', could you tell me his address to know, if
> possible, the state of his work and change some hints?
> Thank you for your attention.
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> Massimo Castellacci
> Computer Science Graduation Course
> University of Pisa - Italy
> mailto:[log in to unmask]
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