publication . Article . 2003

EAD at the PRO and the Access to Archives Programme (A2A)

Stockting, Bill;
Open Access Portuguese
  • Published: 23 May 2003 Journal: Actas do Congresso Nacional de Bibliotecários, Arquivistas e Documentalistas (issn: ad______, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Actas do Congresso Nacional de Bibliotecários, Arquivistas e Documentalistas
Abstract
The Public Record Office (PRO: the National Archives of England and Wales) was an ‘early implementer’ of Encoded Archival Description or EAD as it is more commonly known. Meg Sweet, a member of the EAD Working Group, first introduced it in 1997. She developed a small pilot using the beta version of the new standard, which showed that EAD was applicable to English records and archival practice. It also persuaded her colleagues that further development with EAD was a good idea.Since then, a number of projects at the PRO have used EAD and we have learnt a great deal about its advantages and disadvantages as a tool in the development of standardised and searchable o...
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