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Subject:

Re: OK for consortium project to use EAD 2002?

From:

Marsha Maguire <[log in to unmask]>

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Encoded Archival Description List <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 19 Dec 2002 13:02:33 -0800

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Thanks so much! Wonderful news!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kris Kiesling" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 5:54 AM
Subject: Re: OK for consortium project to use EAD 2002?


> Seasons Greetings to all!
>
> I am very pleased to say that the DTD is finished and that WG member
Randall
> Barry is working even as I type to put the files on the Library of
Congress
> EAD web site.  I anticipate that the files will be widely available
> immediately after the first of the year, along with the online 2002 Tag
> Library.
>
> Kris
>
> Kris Kiesling
> Chair, SAA EAD Working Group
> Coordinator, Technical and Digital Services
> Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
> University of Texas at Austin
> P.O. Drawer 7219
> 21st St. and Guadalupe
> Austin, TX  78713-7219
> Voice:  +1-512-232-4614
> Fax:  +1-512-471-7930
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of
> Marsha Maguire
> Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 4:28 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: OK for consortium project to use EAD 2002?
>
>
> Greetings, all,
>
> The Northwest Digital Archives consortium is six months into a two-year
> grant to develop a union database of EAD-encoded finding aids. Because
most
> participants will be doing their first encoding as part of this project,
we
> want to start out using EAD version 2002 (no point in encoding a few
finding
> aids in version 1 and then have to switch almost immediately to the new
> version). The problem is, version 2002 has not yet been released, and from
> here, it's difficult to tell when that might happen.
>
> I do have version 2002 EAD files (the DTD and related files for use with
> XMetaL) that date from late October (thanks to Michael Fox). I could use
> these to customize a template that would allow project participants to
begin
> encoding, but I'm concerned that changes may have been made to the DTD
since
> October. If members of the EAD Working Group monitor this list, may I ask
if
> you would recommend that we get going or wait a little longer? I think
we'd
> all like to be encoding finding aids fairly early in Jan.
>
> Thanks very much.
>
> Marsha Maguire
> Manuscripts and Special Collections Cataloging Librarian
> University of Washington Libraries
> Box 352900
> Seattle, Washington  98195-2900
> (206) 543-9935
> (206) 543-1931 fax
> [log in to unmask]
>

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