Hi Adam,

I posted an update last Friday on a project I have been working on since
last fall called EADitor, an XForms application for creating, managing, and
publishing EAD collections.  I'm using an eXist datastore, but one could
adapt the XForms application to load and save data to and from another REST
service, like Fedora.  Plus I have XForm submissions to transform the EAD
document to a Solr doc and post it to the index (as well as deleting).  That
could be adapted to post to a blacklight index instead of the one I packaged
internally to the application as part of its own publication mechanism.

Heres a link to the code page:

I'm presenting it at the EAD roundtable at SAA next week.


On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 2:23 PM, Adam Wead <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Mark,
> How are you creating the EAD docs in Fedora?  At present, we're using
> archivist's toolkit to dump out ead xml files and then I index them in solr,
> with blacklight displaying the entire document as well.  It's messy and it
> would be nice to make a more efficient connection between the three (BL,
> Fedora and Solr).  I'd love to show everyone what I have, but they keep us
> on a private network here.
> ...adam
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> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] EAD in Blacklight (was: Re: [CODE4LIB] Batch
> loading in fedora)
> +1. Potential options could include using an XML database like eXist,
> or using our approach at Yale (where EAD finding aids are stored as
> datastreams in Fedora objects). I've been eager to look at rethinking
> our approach, especially given the availability of the Hydra codebase.
> Mark A. Matienzo
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> Yale University Library
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