Encoded Archival Description (EAD)

Historical Date: 
Encoded Archival Description (EAD) is a standard used to mark up (encode) finding aids that reflects the hierarchical nature of archival collections and that provides a structure for describing the whole of a collection, as well as its components. The development of the EAD DTD began with a project initiated by the University of California, Berkeley, Library in 1993 with Daniel Pitti as the principal investigator. After several years of testing and revisions, the EAD Working Group released the, current, 2002 version of the EAD DTD.
Timeline Placement Date: 
January 1, 2002