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Hello everyone

I am a South African student, doing a study of the EAD design and am new to
this forum. As I have a minimal technical infrastructure, some of my
conclusions cannot be tested and I need some advice.

If one has an open record group which has already been encoded into an EAD
document, can one create a new document for further material, and then merge
the two (or more) programmatically? Is this only done for an output e.g.
finding aid, or can and should a merged EAD document be created? Is it
preferable to add the material onto the existing document? What if there are
two different creators (agencies)?

Thank you
Deborah