I've just been rounding up some "status" information on what versions of
EAD are where, so here's a summary of where to read about EAD. The first
3 Web sites are linked to each other, but have slightly different
background information or examples.
1) http://lcweb.loc.gov/loc/standards/ead -- has general background
information and directions to FTP the beta TEST version DTD. (A "final"
beta is due in a few weeks; the interim test version is pretty well set,
but Daniel said he has a few things to change before he removes the
use-at-your-own-risk warning line.)
2) http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/FindingAids -- in addition to general
background info, has sample finding aids (from an earlier version of the
DTD) plus examples of html and sgml viewing of finding aids.
3) http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/ead -- examples of 2 finding aids encoded
with beta version DTD, and general background info.
4) Yale has EAD-encoded finding aids on its web with OpenText search
software at: http://webpac.library.yal.edu:8080/ (Rich Szary posted a
nice summary on the EAD listserv on Aug. 6, '96)
The tag library and application guidelines are still in the works; latest
due date for drafts of these tools is September '96.
On Mon, 26 Aug 1996, Jon Reynolds wrote:
> Where can one read the EAD?
> Jon Reynolds
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