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Encoded Archival Standards Primer Video

The Society of American Archivists’ Encoded Archival Standards (EAS) Section Steering Committee and the Technical Subcommittee for Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS) are excited to announce the availability of  “Encoded Archival Standards: A Primer”:


This brief video tutorial introduces new users--archivists, curators, administrators, educators, and beyond--to Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and Encoded Archival Contexts - Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF). Written by Kathy Wisser with the assistance of Betts Coup, Adrian Turner, and Caitlin Wells, the primer outlines the purposes, contexts, and histories of each standard, and gives introductions to each standard’s structure and content. Further information about the maintenance of the standards and where to go for more detailed resources and guidance is also provided.