Good morning all,

As a novice to EAD and a follower of EAD@LOC listserv, an EAD swicki was 
developed which can be trained by the archival community.

Suggestions for additions/deletions to "buzz cloud" are most welcomed and 
strongly encouraged.



At 05:48 PM 1/24/2006, you wrote:

>The question raised regarding mapping turns on another question.   In your 
>Dublin Core record, are you describing the finding aid (if so map to 
><eadheader>) or are you describing the collection (if so map to <ead> or, 
>more precisely, to <archdesc> elements)?
>Michael Fox
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>John Bewley
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>Subject: EAD, MARC and Dublin Core
>I am seeking opinions in the matter of relatedencoding preferences. I'm
>interested in hearing justifications for mapping to either Dublin Core or
>MARC (or mixed practices using both). I understand the potential for using
>mapping to MARC for the creation of catalog records. What do people see as
>the purposes of mapping to Dublin Core? Do you consider it more
>far-reaching in its potential for future harvesting? If so, how?
>The EAD Cookbook recommends setting mapping to MARC21 in <ead> but the RLG
>guidelines seems to suggest that Dublin Core be used for <eadheader> and
>MARC for <archdesc>.
>John Bewley
>Music Library
>University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
>716 645-2924 Ext. 1446
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