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  general information 

  version EAD3 - current  

  version 2002  

  version 1.0 (1998) - superseded documentation  

  Encoded Archival Context  

  tools and helper files  

A variety of tools and helper files for a number of different XML authoring and editing applications is available at the SAA Standards Portal EAD Web site. These tools will be kept up to date with the current versions of the software with which they are intended to be used: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/technical-subcommittee-on-encoded-archival-description-ead/encoded-archival-description-ead

  SAA EAD Roundtable  

The EAD Roundtable of the Society of American Archivists is intended to promote the implementation and use of encoding standards for dissemination of archival information: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/encoded-archival-description-ead-roundtable

The EAD Document Type Definition (DTD) is a standard for encoding archival finding aids using Extensible Markup Language (XML). The standard is maintained in the Network Development and MARC Standards Office of the Library of Congress (LC) in partnership with the Society of American Archivists.