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Dear colleagues,

An article on EAD authority control was recently published in the v.17-4
issue of the _OCLC Systems & Services_ journal.  It is written by Antonio M.
Calvo.  Antonio is a Humanities/Music Librarian at University of the
Pacific, Stockton, California.  He developed an XML DTD (called Nomen DTD)
based on the MARC21 format.  Nomen DTD provides a record structure for
encoding biographical data such as authorized name, variant names, and
biographical details of a person in EAD.   His article also discussed the
possibility of creating an authority file for EAD data encoding and linking.
Interested readers can retrieve this article from the Emrald MCB website at
<http://www.emeral-library.com/ft> if your instutution has this fulltext
subscription.   Below is the citation:

Calvo, Antonio M.  "Structureing biographical data in EAD with the Nomen
DTD," _OCLC Systems & Services, Vol. 17, No.4, pp. 187-198.

_OCLC Systems & Services_ is a refereed and quarterly publication with an
international audience.  EAD is one of this journal's concentrations.  If
you would like to share your ideas and experiences, please do not hesitate
to contact me at <[log in to unmask]>.

Editor of OSS,
Sheau-Hwang Chang
Librarian
Bridgewater State College
Bridgewater, MA 02325
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