POINTS OF EMPHASIS Achieving greater conceptual and semantic consistency in the use of EAD. Exploring mechanisms whereby EAD- encoded information might more seamlessly and effectively connect with, exchange, or incorporate data maintained according to other protocols.
POINTS OF EMPHASIS Improving the functionality of EAD for representing descriptive information created in international and particularly in multilingual environments. Being mindful that a new version will affect current users.
GENERAL PROCEDURES Elimination of elements deprecated in EAD2002 <add> <admininfo> <dentry> <drow> <organization> <tspec> @langmaterial, @legalstatus, @otherlegalstatus Deprecation as a blanket rule for new removals
2011 QUALIFIERS Preliminary Provisional Contingent Possible Potential
2012 QUALIFIERS Likely Highly LikelyBut nothing is final.
DISENTANGLE DESCRIPTIVEELEMENTS Remove <arrangement> from <scopecontent> Remove <acqinfo> from <custodhist> Remove <legalstatus> from <accessrestrict> [and promote it to a sibling] Remove <unitdate> from <unittitle> Eliminate recursion bioghist/bioghist controlaccess/controlaccess Provide alternative using <div>
REDUCE SEMANTIC OVERLOAD <note> 8 distinct uses in EAD: <notestmt> <titlepage> or <div> [in <frontmatter> <did> <did> sibling Within <did> siblings [as a block element] Recursively within <note> Within block elements like <p> [as mixed content] <namegrp>
UPDATE ACCESS TERMS Split mixed content and block uses of access term elements into separate elements Separate semantics of the following: <p>Includes correspondence from <persname>John Lennon.</persname></p> <controlaccess> <persname>Lennon, John.</persname> </controlaccess>
ALIGN WITH XHTML Minor tweaks to <table> Minor tweaks to <list> Remove <table>, <list>, and <chronlist> from within <p> Limit <blockquote> to a block element, add <quote> for inline use.
SIMPLIFY LINKS Consolidate <extref>, <extptr>, <ref>, and <ptr> to just <ref> Remove linking attributes from assorted elements, e.g. <title> Deprecate extended links <daogrp> <linkgrp> Remove XLINK namespace, but implement linking attributes isomorphic with XLINK
SUPPORT MULTIPLE LANGUAGES Add language code and script code attributes to each non-empty element
REDUCE MIXED CONTENT Reduce mixed content by more carefully considering what elements are appropriate within a given element Examples: Limit available children of <container> to <emph> and <ref> Limit available children of <langmaterial> to <languagef>, <emph>, and <ref>
RECONCILIATION WITH EAC- CPF Replace <eadheader> with <control> Keeping <filedesc> but replacing the rest Add <relations> at all levels * Improve data model for dates * Improve <chronlist> ** Pending discussion
FORMS AVAILABLE<did> <unittitle>Photograph</unittitle> <formsavailable> <container type=“Box”>1</container> <dao href=“url”/> </formsavailable></did>
CONTAINER ID<container type=“Box” containerid=“1234”> 1</container> represents the same container as<container type=“Box” containerid=“1234”> 1</container>
CONTAINER ID<container type=“Box” containerid=“1234”> 1</container> represents a different container from<container type=“Box” containerid=“5678”> 1</container>
DID NOTE <didnote> Contain PCDATA, mixed content elements (<emph>, <ref>, etc.) Will not contain <p>, <table>, <list> <did> <didnote @label=“Note”>Mean Mr. Mustard sleeps in the park.</didnote> </did>
REJECTED PROPOSALS Eliminate <did> Eliminate <head> Eliminate <abstract> Eliminate numbered components Make <archdesc> a wrapper tag for components alone Make @level required for all components
RELATED TOOLS Migration stylesheet(s) External validation tools to Validate ISO code lists, etc. Establishing subset profiles Encoding manipulation tools Stylesheet to change between numbered and unnumbered components
REVISED SCHEMA Currently pre-Alpha Hacked version of existing schema Comprehensive re-write pending http://github.com/SAA-SDT/EAD- Revision/blob/master/ead_revised.rng
MIGRATION STYLESHEET Draft conversion of existing EAD 2002 instances to new EAD Intended to be developed alonside schema, but lagging behind http://github.com/SAA-SDT/EAD- Revision/blob/master/ead2002toEADx.xsl
ISSUE TRACKER Three tags for issues “Bugs” (TS-EAD)“Feature Requests” “Comments” http://github.com/SAA-SDT/EAD- Revision/issues
REMAINING TIMELINEProgress Report Alpha Schema Schema• 2012 EAD Roundtable Release Development • Fall 2012 Team Meeting • Comments begin • October 2012 Final comment Beta Schema period ends Release • 15 February 2013 • 15 January 2013 • Final comments begin
REMAINING TIMELINETag Library Finalize schemaEditorial Meeting requirements and• March 2013 tag library • 1 April 2013 Schema and tag library release • 1 July 2013
FURTHER INFORMATION SAA Standards Portal http://www2.archivists.org/standards Schema Development Team Github Repository http://github.com/SAA-SDT/EAD-Revision Library of Congress EAD List EAD Roundtable List
CONTACT Michael Rushmichael.email@example.com/mike_rush