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**Apologies for cross-postings**

It is our pleasure to announce that we have a very full agenda for this
year's EAD Roundtable Meeting, including our usual business meeting,
election of a new vice chair/chair elect, and a new addition to the program:
short demonstrations of the newest and most innovative EAD and EAC projects.
The meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 11th from 3:15-5:15 pm
(Room: Delaware A). I hope you will be able to join us for what promises to
be an exciting and informative meeting! The meeting agenda and candidate
statements follow below.



Jacquelyn Ferry, EAD Roundtable Chair

John Nemmers, EAD Roundtable Vice Chair/Chair Elect





*Encoded Archival Description Roundtable Agenda*

*SAA 2010 Annual Meeting*

*Wednesday, August 11th, 2010, 3:15-5:15 pm*



*1. Welcome and Introductions*

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*2. Roundtable Chair Report*

   - Revision to the EAD Roundtable mission statement
   - Updates to the EAD Help Pages
   - Roundtable membership survey
   - Formation of web committee
   - Future elections



*3. Election*

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There are two candidates for incoming vice chair/chair elect: Mark Matienzo
and Catalina Oyler; their biographies and statements appear at the end of
the agenda.

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*4. Updates and Announcements*

   - SAA Council
   - 2011 Program Committee
   - Standards Committee/TS-EAD
   - EAC Working Group
   - OCLC Research
   - ArchivesSpace: Archivist’s Toolkit/Archon Integration
   - NHPRC



*5. Demonstrations*

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Join us for an exciting and informative program where eight of our
colleagues will demonstrate new tools and applications from the EAD/EAC
trenches. Demonstrations will include examples of EAC in practice, tools to
facilitate EAD encoding, and new interface design and delivery mechanisms.
Demonstrations will be followed by a question and answer session. A
tentative list of demonstrations include:



   - Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) Project
   - AEnet, an international EAC application
   - East Carolina University’s EAD Delivery and Website Redesign
   - Utah State Archives’ AXAEM (APPX-based Archives Enterprise Manager)
   Project
   - EAD McTaggart
   - EADitor
   - North Carolina State University’s new website interface
   - And the Library of Congress’ new finding aid application



*6. Election Results*



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*Vice Chair/Chair Elect Candidate Statements*

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*Mark Matienzo*



Mark A. Matienzo is a Digital Archivist in Manuscripts and Archives at the
Yale University Library. He has served as a consultant for the Philadelphia
Area Center for History of Science and ArchivesSpace, the project
investigating the merge of Archon and Archivists' Toolkit. He taught a
seminar on digital libraries at the Palmer School of Library and Information
Science at Long Island University in Fall 2009. He was Chair of SAA's
Description Section from 2007-2008 and Co-Chair of the RLG Programs
Roundtable from 2008-2009.



Prior to joining Yale University, he worked as an Applications Developer in
the Strategic Planning Office and the Digital Experience Group of The New
York Public Library, as assistant archivist for systems and metadata at the
Niels Bohr Library & Archives of the American Institute of Physics, as
project cataloging archivist at the National Anthropological Archives,
Smithsonian Institution, and as catalog librarian at ProQuest Information
and Learning. He received his MSI from the School of Information at the
University of Michigan and a BA in Philosophy from the College of Wooster.



Mark is running for Vice Chair/Chair Elect of the EAD Roundtable because of
his long history with EAD, having worked on EAD-related projects for over
eight years. Additionally, he hopes to serve as a point of contact between
the Roundtable's membership and the upcoming process for EAD revision.



*Catalina Oyler*



Catalina Oyler is currently digital initiatives coordinator for the Five
Colleges of Ohio, where she works with library staff and professors to
create digital collections covering a wide variety of topics and document
types. Before taking this position in July, she was project archivist for
Arizona Archives Online (AAO), an EAD consortium. At AAO Catalina worked to
help 12 archival institutions start using EAD and improved the delivery of
finding aids through AAO's website. As a student at the University of
Michigan School of Information, Catalina led a project that introduced EAD
to the William L. Clements Library.



Catalina's interest in this position comes from her commitment to reach out
to more institutions to encourage EAD adoption. EAD is a great tool for
archives, however, many archivists don't understand its value or are
intimidated by the technical requirements. Catalina's experience in helping
institutions start from scratch with EAD gives her a firsthand understanding
about the barriers these new adopters face and solutions that help them
become successful EAD users. As the EAD Roundtable vice-chair/chair,
Catalina is committed to finding more ways to support new EAD users,
particularly through additions to the EAD help pages and improving knowledge
sharing from EAD experts.