EAC

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Date added 18 March 2009
Last edited 9 November 2009

Full Title

Encoded Archival Context

Description

EAC is an XML based standard for encoding descriptions of persons, individuals, families and organisations that create documents and records. It is primarily designed to encode data which is compliant with the descriptive metadata standard ISAAR(CPF) (International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families). The aim is to enable the human context in which records are created to be captured, increasing both access and understanding of these. EAC is designed to interoperate with EAD (Encoded Archival Description) enabling enhancements to archival finding-aids encoded using this standard.

Standards Developing Organisation

SAA

Rights

No information

Lifecycle Actions

Access, Use and Reuse
Description and Representation Information

Standard Framework

Digital Repository Standards

Standard Types

Metadata Content Standards
XML DTD and Schema

Current Version

29 November 2004 - Encoded Archival Context, Beta [external]
Includes XML DTD, Schema, Tag Library and encoded examples.

Further Information

Alternative Current Versions

None.

Previous Version

Referenced Standards

EAD (Encoded Archival Description)
ISAAR(CPF) (International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families)