Joint EAS Section and TS-EAS 2023 Annual Meeting recording

Thanks to everyone who attended the joint annual meeting of the Encoded Archival Standards (EAS) Section and the Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS) on June 20, 2023. A recording of the meeting is available at the Society of American Archivists' events site:

This year, our annual meeting included updates from TS-EAS and EAS Section leaders, and the Building a National Finding Aid Network (NAFAN) project. We also hosted a moderated panel and discussion on archival agent records, with questions for our panelists around topics such as linking to and leveraging data in platforms like Wikidata and name authority files like VIAF, highlighting communities and individuals historically under or misrepresented in archival description, and the representation of personal identities such as gender. After the agents panel, presentations on EAF (Encoded Archival Functions) and on the EAD major revision process concluded the meeting.  

The agenda for the EAS Section / TS-EAS meeting was as follows:

 Updates and announcements from:

  • EAS Section (Irene Gates)
  • TS-EAS (Karin Bredenberg and Mark Custer)
  • Building a National Finding Aid Network (Adrian Turner and Chela Scott Weber)

Moderated discussion on agent records:

  • Marie Elia, University at Buffalo 
  • Rachel Menyuk, National Museum of the American Indian 
  • Hayley Moreno, OCLC
  • Jerry Simmons, National Archives and Records Administration

Presentations on:

  • EAF (Encoded Archival Functions), Karin Bredenberg, Kommunalförbundet Sydarkivera
  • EAD revision, Kerstin Arnold, Archives Portal Europe Foundation