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Established: 2019 July (The former EAD Database Standing Group worked on related matters.)

Type of Group and General Comments
Standing. For more information, see the Team Structure page.

The Archives West Standing Group plays a key role in supporting the ULC’s charge to provide broad oversight and leadership for the development, stewardship, and dissemination of unique and local content, by studying and envisioning changes to the Archives West finding aid database. Areas of focus for 2019-2020 will include: efficient management and support of new features; changes in descriptive standards (EAD3) and metadata structures; and evolving service needs. The group will also investigate alternative systems or partnerships, especially with the Online Archive of California, as well as work with Alliance Central Staff to determine if Archives West infrastructure should be repaired or replaced.