EAD - Encoded
Archival Description, Version 2002

Encoded Archival Description (EAD)

Official EAD Version 2002 Web Site

The EAD Document Type Definition (DTD) is a standard for encoding archival finding aids using Extensible Markup Language (XML). The standard is maintained in the Network Development and MARC Standards Office of the Library of Congress (LC) in partnership with the Society of American Archivists.

General Information

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EAD DTD Official Documentation for Superseded Version 1.0 (1998)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.

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