Be part of forming the new version of EAD

Call for comments on the Encoded Archival Description

The Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS) calls for comments to improve the Encoded Archival Description (EAD). After a general assessment phase during the first half of 2021, TS-EAS wants to hear from EAD users of all types – single users, institutions with archival holdings, consortia and aggregators, software developers working on systems that support exporting to EAD-XML, etc. – what they are missing in the current version of EAD and what they would like to see in a future version of the standard.

Information about the current EAD can be found on the standard’s homepage at and input can be provided in two possible ways:

Feedback will ideally be as precise as possible, including examples to illustrate the suggestions and requests, and making sure to provide contact details, so that TS-EAS can check in on any additional information needed. Comments will ideally be formulated in English.

The call for comments is open until 28 February 2022 and TS-EAS are looking forward to the community’s feedback and proposals.