EAD3: What's New?

Certificate Eligibility: 
90 minutes
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EAD3 brings changes small and large to Encoded Archival Description. After a decade since the previous revision, EAD3 attempts to balance competing priorities of simplifying when possible, reconciling with EAC-CPF when prudent, better supporting the capture and exchange of structured data when needed, and respecting existing EAD community practice when necessary. The webinar will review the significant changes in EAD3, covering elements and attribute that have been modified from EAD 2002, adapted form EAC-CPF, and added new.


Note: The focus of this offering is on the changes and new features in EAD3, not on explaining all of the conventions of the schema.

Learning Outcomes: 
Describe the new features of EAD3
Recognize the changes made to existing features of EAD 2002
Give examples of key features of EAD3
Assess the advantages of migrating to EAD3
Who Should Attend: 

Archivists who encode finding aids in EAD, developers who are responsible for maintaining finding aid databases, and students who are familiar with EAD and want to learn the latest developments

What You Should Already Know: 

A basic familiarity with the elements and attributes of EAD 2002.

"The instructors were both extremely knowledgeable. I also appreciated the time devoted to hands-on practice because I learn best my doing and implementing new knowledge. Considering at my job we use Notepad++ for editing EAD, being able to use Oxygen was a well-needed breath of fresh air. Pun intended. — Dan Brenner"
"Both instructors knew the content well. Having been involved the creation, they provided good reasons why things were the way they were. They also worked well together, filling in with each others' strengths and making the class enjoyable. — Margot Note"
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