Encoded Archival Description (EAD)
Encoded Archival Description (EAD) is an XML standard for encoding archival finding aids, maintained by the Technical Subcommittee for Encoded Archival Standards of the Society of American Archivists, in partnership with the Library of Congress.
Encoded Archival Guide (EAG)
Encoded Archival Guide (EAG) is an XML standard for encoding data about archives and related organizations. EAG is maintained by the Archives Portal Europe Foundation and its Working Group on Standards (WGoS). The development of EAG is coordinated in close cooperation with the Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Standards (TS-EAS), which is responsible for EAD and EAC-CPF.
The international community of cultural heritage organizations is working on a broad set of diverse standards to meet the challenges of the digital age. Established standards concerning digitization and metadata are maintained by the Library of Congress.