EAD Best Practices


The purpose of the Orbis Cascade Alliance’s EAD Best Practices is to:

  • Support encoding in the EAD2002 DTD for adherence to standards, consistency, interoperability, and metadata longevity
  • Document practices required for EAD finding aids to be part of Archives West


EAD Best Practices (PDF)


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Current phase: Phase 5 (approved)

Written by: Jodi Allison-Bunnell

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Last updated: 2018 July 2

Nature of last update: Clarification of process for adding Creative Commons licenses if an institution has very large documents that are pre-rendered.

Document History: Version 3.9.1 Continuously maintained since 2004, version 1.0