The Data Standards Group of the Archives and Records Association are
co-ordinating a UK response to the Call for Comments on the Revision of
Encoded Archival Description (EAD). A meeting of UK EAD experts has been
arranged for Friday, 14th January 2011, to be held in the Panizzi Room at
the British Library in London, 11am-4pm. This will be a full day of
technical discussions covering all aspects of the schema. Invitations to
this meeting have been issued this morning.
If you feel you have been omitted from the meeting invitation list, I would
be grateful if you could please contact Alexandra Eveleigh:
[log in to unmask] before the end of November. There are
limits on attendance at the meeting for practical reasons (space and time
available, and the need to finalise a written submission quickly), but
neither do DSG wish to restrict anybody from participating fully in the
If you have single issues that you would like raised as part of the UK
response, you are very welcome to submit short written comments and
proposals to: [log in to unmask] by the end of December please,
so that we can structure the scoping meeting's discussions accordingly. You
are of course also able to submit a personal response to the consultation,
should you so wish.
For more information on the EAD Revision process see
On behalf of Bill Stockting (Co-chair Society of American Archivists'
Technical Subcommittee for EAD (TS-EAD)) and the ARA Data Standards Committee.