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FYI.  Given the addition of the <relations> elements to EAD3, I thought this might be of interest to both EAD and EAC folks.  The article is open access, so feel free to circulate.

Michele

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From: Society of American Archivists
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 5:15 AM
To: Michele R Combs <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Metadata & Digital Object Section Digest for Wednesday March 20, 2019

The Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies (JCAS) announces the publication of volume 6, article 10, "Exploring Relationship Description: A Report from the Describing Relationships Workshop, Simmons College, February 2018," written by Katherine M. Wisser, Hayley Mercer, Mitch Nakaue, Adrienne Pruitt, Susan Pyzynski, & Jessica M. Sedgwick.
 
Download the article: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol6/iss1/10/ .
 
Abstract: Archivists have included relationship information as a component of contextual and content description; however, they have not been called on to formalize that information. Rather, relationships have been identified and defined through informal narrative contexts, and depend on the archivist's interpretative work and determination. Additionally, descriptive standards provide little guidance on the explicit description of relationships. To begin to address these issues, a group of archivists gathered in Boston to explore the challenges and opportunities in describing relationships. This paper serves as an account of that workshop from two perspectives: first, it documents the results of the day's discussions and provides some preliminary recommendations, and second, it provides an account and evaluation of the strategy of a local, face-to-face event to explore the inherently complex and interpretive activity of the description of relationships.
 
https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/ is a peer-reviewed, open access journal sponsored by the New England Archivists, Yale University Library, and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
 
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