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[Apologies for cross-posting.]

The EAD Roundtable and the Technical Subcommittee for Encoded Archival
Description (TS-EAD) will host a forum for discussing the revision of
EAD at the SAA Annual meeting.  Please join us on Wednesday, August
24, from 5:30 to 8:30, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in room Columbus
G/H.

After attending to EAD Roundtable business, the revision forum agenda
will include a report on tag usage research by Kathy Wisser and Jackie
Dean; presentations by members of TS-EAD and the Schema Development
Team on the submissions received during the comment period (October
2010 to February 2011), likely changes, and technical possibilities
and considerations; and ample opportunities for questions and
discussion.

If you work with or are otherwise interested in EAD and have
questions, suggestions, or concerns about its revision, please join
the discussion at the EAD revision forum.

The submissions received during the comment period have been compiled
into a spreadsheet.  If you are curious to review the comments prior
to the revision forum, the spreadsheet is available via the SAA
website at: http://www2.archivists.org/standards/encoded-archival-description-ead.
 See EAD_Revision_Comments.xls under "Attachments".

Hope to see you in Chicago.

Best,

Mike Rush and Bill Stockting, TS-EAD Co-chairs
John Nemmers and Mark Matienzo, EAD Roundtable Co-chairs