With apologies for cross-posting...

This is a reminder that the comment period for the alpha release of the
revised EAD schema runs through May 1st.  Thank you to those who have
already submitted feedback.  If you have not already done so, please
consider spending some time experimenting with the alpha schema.  TS-EAD is
relying on the EAD community to help our efforts to detect bugs and
otherwise improve the new schema.  Details for submitting comments are
included below.

If you create an EAD instance using the alpha schema, in addition to your
comments we would also be happy to have your test files.  Contact me off
list if you care to share.


TS-EAD co-chair

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Michael Rush <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 10:42 PM
Subject: [ead] EAD Revision Alpha Release
To: SAA EAD Roundtable Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

The Technical Subcommittee for Encoded Archival Description (TS-EAD) and
the Schema Development Team welcome comments on the alpha
the revised EAD schema.

The alpha release is a rough revision of the EAD 2002 Relax NG schema. All
major changes, barring significant further feedback, should be present.
However, it has not been thoroughly tested, DTD and W3C schema versions are
unavailable, migration tools have not been developed, and documentation is
limited. What documentation is available is either in comments in the
schema itself or in the closed
the GitHub repository <> where the
schema is hosted.

All feedback is appreciated, be it bug reports, questions about new or
revised elements, or general concerns. As TS-EAD and the Schema Development
Team develop tools to assist with testing, we will share them with the

If you are a GitHub user, please submit comments on the alpha schema as
issues <> in
the EAD Revision repository.  If you are not a GitHub user, please submit
your comments via a comment
the SAA website.

The deadline for comments on the alpha version of the revised EAD schema is
May 1, 2013. The beta version will be released, accompanied by
documentation and draft migration tools, on July 1, 2013, and the beta
comment period will close on September 1, 2013. The final version is
expected to be released early in Winter 2014.


Mike Rush, TS-EAD Co-chair


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