RE: Reminder for call for comments on upcoming major revision of EAD

The Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS) wishes you all a happy new year and hopes you have had a good start into 2022! 


Tapping into the spirit of new starts, we would like to pick up on the call for comments to improve the Encoded Archival Description (EAD) that we initiated at the end of last year. TS-EAS wants to hear from you in more detail what you are missing in the current version of EAD and what you would like to see in a future version of the standard. We are seeking feedback and proposals from all the communities interested in EAD, from single users via institutions with archival holdings to consortia, aggregators, and software providers and developers. 


You can find the current EAD documentation on the standard’s homepage at and can provide your input in two possible ways:


Please try to be as precise as possible, including examples to illustrate your suggestions and requests, and make sure to provide your contact details, so that we can check in with you in case we would need any additional information. Comments will ideally be formulated in English, so that we can make the best use of them. 


The call for comments has been extended and will now be open until 31 March 2022. We are looking forward to your feedback and proposals and thank you very much in advance!


If you are planning to bring your national community together to arrange for a joint feedback and would like to have some more information about the planned revision in this context - or would like someone from TS-EAS’ EAD team to join you during a meeting (online only) - please feel free to reach out to us via our webform ( 


We are also working on a webinar to introduce the revision’s main tracks. More on this will be announced during the upcoming weeks - make sure to stay tuned. 


Thanks very much in advance and best wishes, 

Kerstin Arnold (EAD team lead), Karin Bredenberg and Mark Custer (TS-EAS co-chairs)

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Cengor says:

One document enables simplicity instead of referring two different geometry dash lite papers, and this structure reduces the need to alter two documents when there is overlap.  Both existing SAA practices and best practices for association management are reflected in the proposed text.

Plonkar says:
the present version is satisfactory

In my view, the present version is satisfactory, but there are still certain deficiencies that require attention and improvement. vampire survivors

without says:
revision of EAD

In my personal opinion, I find the current version quite good but there are still some shortcomings that need to be fixed. Hopefully it will be fixed in tunnel rush the upcoming version.