I am ordering reference books for an archive. In light of the availability of the 2002 version , is ordering the Encoded Archival Description (EAD) series (all of which are labeled Version 1.0) appropriate? Are these still relevant? Will new hard copy documentation for Version 2002 be available? Or is it just available on the web?
From: Kris Kiesling [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wed 3/19/2003 11:50 AM
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Subject: Version 1.0 Tag Library available again
The EAD Working Group has received a few requests to put the Version 1.0 Tag
Library back on the EAD web site. Through the good efforts of Randy Barry
at the Library of Congress, those files are back on the web site as of this
morning. The Working Group takes this step to help ease the transition from
Version 1.0 to Version 2002. The files will remain on the site for several
months, but the WG does not intend to maintain them there indefinitely. A
termination date will be announced.
To eliminate confusion between the two versions, each "page" of the old Tag
Library says "EAD Tag Library for Version 1.0" at the top.
The Working Group strongly encourages repositories to make the transition to
Version 2002. A sophisticated transformation script, which will
automatically convert your Version 1.0 encoded finding aids to Version 2002
and has been tested against finding aids in a number of repositories, will
be available soon. The Working Group will not provide such a script to
convert Version 1.0 finding aids to whatever supersedes Version 2002.
Chair, EAD Working Group