I got nothin' for ya on this, but wanted to ask you a theoretical question instead of answering yours. ;-)
What do you see at the future of EAD?
I'm leaning away from EAD at the moment. We are using ArchivesSpace and I would like to use that as our public front end and abandon EAD altogether. We currently present our guides in EAD, but take no advantage what-so-ever of the power of the format. In addition, it is enormously problematic for archival record groups that are in a constant state of flux with new additions arriving biannually. Our guides to institutional records--and even some manuscript collections--are constantly out of date.
No need to respond quickly as this is purely theoretical and posed out of curiosity.
Hope all is well at Amherst!
From: Encoded Archival Description List <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Kelcy Shepherd <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 9:05 AM
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Subject: EAD3 Implementation
I've been working on a piece on implementing EAD, and it has made me curious
about the adoption of EAD3. Who is converting to, or actively planning their
conversion to EAD3? What is your timeline for conversion? Are there any
institutions just starting to encode their finding aids that are jumping
right into EAD3?
Thanks in advance for sharing,
Head of Digital Programs
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000