Image    50 Encoded Archival        Description (EAD)

Daniel V. Pitti

CONTENTS

Introduction

Archival Records

Archival Description

Encoding Archival Description

Technical Foundation

Semantics and Structure—Top Level

Semantics and Structure—Hierarchical Analysis

History

Future

References

INTRODUCTION

Encoded Archival Description (EAD) is an international digital standard for encoding descriptions of archival records. An individual archival description is commonly called a finding aid, archival guide, handlist, inventory, or register. Though these terms cover a wide variety of apparatus, they most commonly refer to a hierarchical description of records ...

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