Thanks for this update. It is excellent news indeed!
Daniel Pitti wrote:
> The excellent discussion with contributions from Clay, Stephen, Alejandro
> and Terry concerning the development of EAD schemas is quite timely. The
> U.S. National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)
> recently announced the awarding of a grant to the Society of American
> Archivists EADWG to further development of EAD. The proposal describes
> work as follows:
> "This work will be focused on revisions to the Encoded Archival
> Application Guidelines, development of a formal Schema, identification
> development of toolkits and stylesheets for smaller repositories, and
> articulating the groundwork for long-term maintenance and support of this
> I will be coordinating a team of archival technical experts developing
> or more official EAD schemas. Other members of the EADWG will be
> coordinating other activities funded in the grant.
> The work on EAD schemas is to commence immediately and, if all goes well,
> is expected to take approximately a year. As the work gets underway,
> will be sought from the EAD user community (using the EAD listserv) in
> order to ensure that the final product addresses the needs of the
> community. As work progresses, draft (or experimental) versions of the
> schemas will be made available for testing and comment.
> All of the issues and challenges described in the recent messages are a
> very good starting point for the EAD schema development team.