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Encoded Archival Description Roundtable Meeting
 Meeting Information
The business meeting will take place Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 3:15 PM-5:15 PM, Plaza A
- Jennie Levine, Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Jill Katte, Vice Chair/Chair-elect (email@example.com)
 Meeting Agenda (Tentative)
- Welcome and Chair Report
- Reports and Updates
- SAA Council Liaison
- 2009 Program Committee (Jacquelyn Ferry)
- TSDS Report (Daniel Santamaria)
- EAD Working Group
- EAC Working Group (Kathy Wisser)
- RBMS (Jennifer Schaffner)
- RLG Programs
- Archivists' Toolkit update (Arwen Hutt)
- Archon (Chris Prom)
- Vice Chair / Chair Elect Candidate Statements
- Presentation: Christian Dupont, Aeon (Atlas Systems). Title: Direct requesting from EAD? Sure, we can do that. Ever wish you could just click on a box label in a finding aid to request it? Well now you can, with Aeon—a new circulation and request management system for special collections libraries and archives from Atlas Systems. Aeon enables your users to place item requests directly from your online catalog and finding aids and to monitor them in a personalized web-based account. The Aeon staff client manages every step of every transaction, from shelf to user and back again, with full control and ease. Come see a brief presentation, asks questions, and share your ideas for the future of archival request management.
- Election Results
- Presentation: Daniel Pitti (future developments of content and encoding standards for archival description)
- Discussion: Is "Encoded Archival Description" an adequate name for our roundtable? (background reading forthcoming)
--Levjen 18:22, 19 June 2008 (EDT)
 Related Resources
EAD Help Pages - sponsored by the EAD Roundtable
Sunday, August 31, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Fees: $50 for SAA Members, $70 for Nonmembers
Description: In 1998 we were introduced to Viagra, the iMac, and Euro coins. John Glenn returned to space via the Space Shuttle. There was a 66-day blackout in Auckland, New Zealand. The U.S. government filed an antitrust case against Microsoft. Smoking was banned in all California bars and restaurants. The first XML specification was released, and Google, Inc., was founded in Menlo Park, California, by two Stanford Ph.D candidates. U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya were bombed. It was the year of the Lewinsky scandal. Professional wrestler Jesse Ventura was elected Governor of Minnesota. And Encoded Archival Description (EAD) was released to a world of eager archivists!
Please join us for a symposium to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of EAD on Sunday, August 31! The day will feature talks from European speakers who will describe the adoption of EAD in their own countries as well as plans for a European archives portal. We’ll also hear from a group of innovative archivists who will present their forward-thinking (and sometimes provocative) views about what the next 10 years will bring.
To register before August 13, go to http://saa.archivists.org/Scripts/4Disapi.dll/4DCGI/events/120.html?Action=Conference_Detail&ConfID_W=120
You may register at the Onsite Registration Desk (Hilton San Francisco, Yosemite Foyer) between August 14 and 12:00 noon on Saturday, August 30.