2016 EADRT Annual Meeting


Hilton Atlanta
Room: Room 304/305
255 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
United States
Meeting Date(s): 
August 3, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Opening and Introductions

Introduction of Current Roundtable Leadership and Election Results

  • Ruth Kitchin Tillman, Outgoing Senior Co-Chair
  • Elizabeth Dunham, Incoming Senior Co-Chair
  • Patrick Galligan, Incoming Junior Co-Chair
  • Adrian Turner and Laura Starratt, Continuing Steering Committee Members
  • Christy Tomecek, Incoming Steering Committee Member
  • Monish Singh, Outgoing Steering Committee Member

Introduction of and Brief Report from Council Liaison

Our council liaison is Michelle Light. The name change proposal passed overwhelmingly; the Encoded Archival Description Roundtable will be renamed Encoded Archival Standards Roundtable accordingly.

Overview of Agenda and requests for any additional items for new business.

Updates from TS-EAS (Karin Brendenberg and Kathy Wisser)

The EAD3 Tag Library is live. TS-EAS held its inaugural meeting and is looking ahead to the first year's work.

Report from the DPLA Archival Description Working Group (Gretchen Gueguen)

The DPLA Archival Description Working Group has been exploring solutions to integrate aggregate archival description with item-centric library metadata. Their impending white paper is available at https://dp.la/info/2015/09/04/dpla-archival-description-working-group/.

EAD3 Study Group on Discovery Report (Cory Nimer)

The EAD3 Study Group on Discovery produced its report, available at http://www2.archivists.org/groups/encoded-archival-description-ead-roundtable/ead3-study-groups-report-implementing-ead3-search, in mid-July.

Update from EAD3 Study Group on Migration (Elizabeth Dunham)

The Study Group on Conversion and Migration continues its work and seeks new members. It hopes to produce a final report by the end of 2016.

EAD3 Starter Toolkit (Ruth Kitchin Tillman)

The EAD Roundtable has prepared a starter toolkit for understanding and experimenting with DACS-compliant, valid EAD3 files. The toolkit may be viewed at https://github.com/saa-ead-roundtable/ead3-toolkit.

Introduction of Social Media (Laura Starratt)

Other roundtables have developed social media presences as extensions of information that goes out on their listservs and microsites. Laura Starratt provides a brief introduction to the Roundtable's presence on social media and the kinds of updates you can expect to see there.

Update on Open Finding Aids (Merrilee Proffitt)

Merrilee Proffitt discussed the work done by the Open Finding Aids project as it explores methods and guidance for adding rights and licensing for re-use to archival finding aids.

New Business and Closing

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