Encoded Archival Guide

This page gives access to information on the XML standard Encoded Archival Guide (EAG) in its version of 2012, which has been developed within the APEx project in the context of expanding and enhancing the Archives Portal Europe. EAG2012, forthwith referred to as EAG, is the result of reviewing the existing version EAG 0.2, created initially in the context of the Censo-Guía de los Archivos de España e Iberoamérica, and relating this to the International Standard for Describing Institutions with Archival Holdings (ISDIAH) as published by the International Council on Archives (ICA).

Current version

You can find more information on EAG2012 and the elements used therein to describe institutions with archival holdings in the EAG tag library. For the technical definition of EAG2012, please see the schema in formats XSD, RNC and RNG and the XSLT stylesheet to convert EAG 0.2 to EAG2012 over here:

Maintenance and further development

EAG2012 is maintained by the Archives Portal Europe Foundation and its Working Group on Standards (WGoS). In close cooperation with the Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS) at the Society of American Archivists (SAA) that is responsible for the related XML standards Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and Encoded Archival Context - Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF), the Working Group on Standards looks to further develop EAG as required by the archival community and in line with current and future developments of encoding and use of information online. Suggestions to change requests can be submitted on GitHub. To get in contact with the Working Group in Standards, please send an email to standards@archivesportaleurope.net.