Archives West Standing Group


The Archives West Standing Group studies and envisions changes to the Archives West finding aid database. Areas of focus 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, and works with Alliance Central Staff to refine and recommend upgrades, changes, and replacements.


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


Alexandra M. Bisio

Chair, Archives West Standing Group

University of Oregon

Conor Casey

University of Washington

Mark O’English

Washington State University

Alla Powers

Oregon Institute of Technology

Michelle Shannon

University of Idaho


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Maija Anderson

Assistant Director & Program Manager, Open Strategies and Digital Content

Orbis Cascade Alliance

Work Phone: (971) 373-6152

Pronouns: she/her/hers