Standards Development Meeting: EAC-CPF

With the release of the Encoded Archival Context - Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF) schema in March of 2010, questions regarding implementation are looming large within the American archives community. The National Archives and Records Administration will host a full-day meeting in Washington, D.C., on Monday, August 9, to bring together stakeholders to discuss the important role that authority control plays in archival description and strategies for implementing EAC-CPF in order to continue the ongoing transformation and enhancement of archival description.

The meeting will consider U.S., European, and Australian EAC-CPF initiatives and projects, and also explore the potential for collaboration with the Virtual International Authority File and the library and museum communities. Primary objectives for the day will be to answer two key questions: Why should my archive or library implement EAC-CPF? What are practical strategies for implementing EAC-CPF? The schedule for the day includes a panel discussion and break-out sessions. Questions about the developing schedule and program content can be addressed to Kathy Wisser at the e-mail below.

There is no charge to attend, and all interested information professionals and students are encouraged to attend. Though there are no charges or formal registration, meeting organizers would like to have a running count of attendees. If you plan to attend EAC-CPF: Moving Forward with Authority, please e-mail Kathy Wisser at

EAC-CPF: Moving Forward with Authority
Location: National Archives and Records Administration (Archives I)
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.  20408-0001
Date:  Monday, August 9, 2010
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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During a standards

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