Mark A. Matienzo wrote:
> My largest concern about possibility of representing archival
> description in RDF is the lack of a formal data model for archival
> description. EAD is a document model based on "traditional" finding
Well stated. EAD is seemingly designed to encode printed finding aids in the same way MARC records were originally designed to encode printed catalog cards. Be careful about stuffing new and "kewl" stuff into EAD in order to make it "Semantic Web-able" lest you end of with the mess that as become MARC. Moreover, whenever one metadata standard gets cross walked to another you loose something. It is inevitable. By extension, there is no metadata standard to rule them all.
Eric Lease Morgan
University of Notre Dame