Hello all,

I'm not sure how relevant this is to the EAD list since developers and programmers at your institution may already be members of the code4lib listserv, but I figured I would forward it here.  The xforms4lib listserv linked below is the best way to follow updates to the web form-based EAD editor I am developing and recently announced here.  Since many of you probably also work with other metadata formats (MODS, DC, etc.), you might be interested in following projects that are developing XForms solutions for creating and editing those types of records as well.

Ethan Gruber
University of Virginia Library

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There's been some interest lately on this list in the use of W3C XForms for library metadata (e.g. MODS, EAD, VRA Core...). Several institutions have committed in one degree or another to their use, and many more are investigating the possibility. To provide a venue for more specific discussion (implementations, code sharing, etc.) I've created a list at:


I hope we can generate some useful discussion there, and perhaps even some partnership-building. As my colleague Ethan Gruber has pointed out to me, there are at least four or five institutions implementing MODS editors alone. It would seem that there's a lot of room to help each other.

A. Soroka
Digital Research and Scholarship R & D
the University of Virginia Library