Is anyone out there using an XML database to drive an interface for  
gathering user-contributed content (e.g. data entry of some kind)? If  
so, I'd be really interested in knowing:

--what sort of scale? How many users overall? How many simultaneous  
--what kinds of data are being entered?
--what XML database are you using?
--any pitfalls or difficulties you've encountered?

We're planning a fairly substantial data-gathering exercise in which  
users would be using a form to enter bibliographic data and possibly  
also transcriptions of short documents, and we're curious about  
performance and also any back-end design challenges.

Thank you so much for any advice--

best wishes, Julia

Julia Flanders
Women Writers Project
Brown University