Dear Dolores,

I work for the Archives Portal Europe (  
in the work package for standards. We developed a European profile for  
EAD which is called apeEAD (Archives Portal Europe EAD). You will find  
a lot information about our implementation of standards at:

For example, here's an apeEAD guide available:

as well as the apeEAD schema:

The more than 48 million descriptive units, which can be found in the  
Archives Portal Europe at the moment and which also include data from  
the National Archives of Ireland, are all based on apeEAD-finding aids.

It will be a pleasure for our project to send to you more information  
on apeEAD and also other standards/profiles that we are using in the  
Archives Portal Europe. Do not hesitate to contact us. Should you be  
interested in having one member of our standards group as a reviewer  
for your EAD User Guidelines, please let me know.

Best regards

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> Dear All,
> I am hoping that the EAD community will be able to help with an Irish
> project. My name is Dolores Grant, and I am a digital archivist for
> the Irish Record Linkage project with the Digital Repository of
> Ireland (DRI):  I am also
> a member of the DRI's Metadata taskforce. We are currently creating
> metadata guidelines for institutions that will be depositing
> collections into DRI. We are not creating a new metadata schema, but
> we do have a number of mandatory fields for deposit into our
> repository. The repository will support multiple metadata schemas and
> will map elements to allow cross searching.
> We recently wrote the first draft of our EAD user guidelines, "EAD and
> the Digital Repository of Ireland: A user guide", which is aimed at
> assisting institutions intending to ingest collections with EAD into
> DRI. We are looking for external EAD experts, who would be willing to
> review our guidelines, point out any errors or inconsistencies in
> them, and give us some general feedback about their clarity and
> usefulness.
> If anyone on this list is interested in volunteering to become one of
> our external EAD experts/reviewers, please contact me off list.
> Many thanks for your time!
> Dolores

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