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Dear all,

We in TS-EAD have watched this thread with interest as we are reviewing how date encoding works as part of the EAD revision. Many thanks to Saa¹ha for pointing EDTF out to us in this context and we are evaluating it as part of the detailed work currently being undertaken.

Yours

Bill 
 
TS-EAD Co-chair
British Library
Tel: (0)20 7412 7188
 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Saa¹ha Metsärantala
Sent: 10 June 2012 03:14
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Subject: Re: Altering dates to show BCE-CE

Hello!

Reading this thread, it seems that we could investigate the possibilities 
of including EDTF in some EAD attributes in the next version of EAD. EDTF 
can express intervals and approximate dates, including proleptic Gregorian 
dates. A link to EDTF is:
http://www.loc.gov/standards/datetime/

Regards!

Saa¹ha,