Encoded Archival Description (EAD)
Official EAD Version 2002 Web Site
The EAD Document Type Definition (DTD) is a standard for encoding archival finding
using Extensible Markup Language (XML). The standard is maintained in the
Network Development and MARC
Office of the Library of Congress (LC) in partnership with the Society of American Archivists.
News and Announcements
EAD DTD Official Documentation for Version 2002
EAD DTD Official Documentation for Superseded Version 1.0 (1998)
We hope you have considered Version 2002 before using this older version of EAD.
EAD Tools and Helper Files
A variety of tools and helper files for a number of different
XML authoring and editing applications is available at the
SAA EAD Roundtable's Web site:
These tools will be kept up to date with the current versions of the
software with which they are intended to be used.
The Library of Congress
Library of Congress Help Desk