EAD (Encoded Archival Description ; Version 2002 Official Site)

EAD Revision Under Way

The Technical Subcommittee for Encoded Archival Description (TS-EAD) is currently in the process of revising EAD. The tentative timeline for the revision is as follows:

  • October 2010: Call for comments
  • February 28, 2011: Deadline for comments
  • August 2011: Discussion forum at SAA Annual Meeting
  • Spring 2012: Working meeting of TS-EAD
  • August 2013: Release of Beta schema for testing and comment
  • March 1, 2014: Deadline for comments on draft EAD schema
  • Winter 2015: Submit EAD3 to SAA Standards Committee and SAA Council for official adoption

For up-to-date information on the status of the EAD revision process, see the TS-EAD page on the Society of American Archivists Web site.