Encoded Archival Context - Corporate bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF) Workshops and Scholarships

The University of Virginia Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH) and the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science announced funding of Building a National Archival Authorities Infrastructure by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. To increase community understanding and expertise of archival authority control, SAA will offer seven regional professional training workshops in the use and implementation of EAC-CPF. Simmons College will offer twenty competitively awarded scholarships to each of the seven regional workshops, with a total of 140 scholarships to be awarded. Katherine Wisser (Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Archives/History Dual Degree Program at Simmons; and co-chair of the SAA TS-EAC) will administer the scholarship program and teach the seven regional workshops. The workshops are scheduled to begin in March 2012 in Austin, Texas, with the last of the seven workshops being completed by the summer of 2013. Look for additional information in the education calendar.