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ENCODED ARCHIVAL DESCRIPTION (EAD)
  1. Context:
    Metadata


    Definition:
    A data structure standard for encoding archival finding aids in SGML or XML according to the EAD DTD or EAD XML schema, making it possible for the semantic contents of a hierarchically structured finding aid to be machine processed. http://www.loc.gov/ead/.


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    Source:
    Introduction to Metadata, 2nd Edition, Getty Research Institute


See also

DATA FORMAT / TECHNICAL INTERCHANGE STANDARD