Added on 24 August 2016

ead-isadg-guidelines-coverThe DRI is very pleased to launch its newest set of guidelines EAD, ISAD(G) and the Digital Repository of Ireland. These are the latest in a series of metadata guidelines which currently includes Dublin Core, Qualified Dublin Core and MODS. The guidelines aim to provide accessible, straightforward instructions on creating metadata which is compatible with the DRI, as well as conforming to the relevant metadata standards.

ISAD(G) is the descriptive standard used to create finding aids for archival collections, while EAD is the XML standard which encodes it. DRI conducted a number of requirements interviews and subsequent report Digital Archiving in Ireland which identified ISAD(G) and EAD as the second most prevalent metadata standards used in Irish organisations, along with Dublin Core, MODS and MARC.

DRI Digital Archivist Rebecca Grant has written a blog post about the process of developing these guidelines. To read more, go to

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