Encoded Archival Context—Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF)

Certificate Eligibility: 
5 ARC, 0.75 CEU
1 day
Max Attendees: 

How can EAC-CPF enhance your institution’s records–and how can you get started using it? In this course, you’ll learn how to create EAC-CPF records, with hands-on application of the elements to existing data; discuss balancing existing data with additional data components as part of an implementation strategy; and examine existing projects to consider how EAC-CPF may be implemented locally, regionally, or nationally.


A laptop with wireless connectivity is required to participate in this course.

Learning Outcomes: 
Explain the structure and content of the EAC-CPF standard and the companion content standard ISAAR (CPF)
Explore the metadata scheme design, including elements and attributes defined to reflect that design: XML techniques used to incorporate data from allied standards and current XML techniques leveraged in the standard
Create EAC-CPF record content from existing data structures, such as the Library of Congress Name Authority File, United List of Artists Names, biographical resources, and other related sources
Identify EAC–CPF projects underway in the United States and internationally
Who Should Attend: 

Practicing archivists who are interested in the development and design of the EAC–CPF standard, who want to learn more about this standard, and who want to consider how it could be implemented in their repositories or consortia

What You Should Already Know: 

No prior experience is necessary

A&D Core Competency: 
2. Description: Analyze and describe details about the attributes of a record or collection of records to facilitate identification, management, and understanding of the work.
3. Descriptive Standards: Apply rules and practices that codify the content of information used to represent archival materials in discovery tools according to published structural guidelines.
4. Management: Demonstrate ability to manage physical and intellectual control over archival materials.
5. Discovery: Create tools to facilitate access and disseminate descriptive records of archival materials.
“Creating the record as a group was really helpful. It was a great way to piece the tags together and to get used to some of the differences of EAD." — Erin Murphy
"I am a hands-on learner, so the concepts were really cemented during the coding aspect of the workshop."
"The applied learning was most helpful using Oxygen after learning a chunk of code. This workshop was well structured."
“The best part of the workshop was breaking down the code structure both by demonstration and working with it ourselves.”
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