Michael Fox

Michael Fox (retired) was the Deputy Director of the Minnesota Historical Society. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Library and Information Studies, he worked for fourteen years at the Wisconsin Historical Society as Library Cataloger, Map Curator, Local Records Archivist and Chief, Public Records Section. He took a position with the Minnesota Historical Society in 1987 as Head of Processing and became Assistant Director in 2001 with responsibility for all aspects of the library, archives, and publications programs.

He has served on numerous standards boards and committees of the Society of American Archivists, International Council on Archives, and the American Library Association. A member of the EAD development team, he has been involved in all aspects of the standard, including the creation and teaching of both Encoded Archival Description and Style Sheets for EAD...Delivering Your Finding Aids on the Web workshops more than 50 times in the U.S. and internationally.

A member of the EAD Working Group, he is the author of the EAD Cookbook and a contributor to the EAD Tag Library, EAD Application Guidelines, and EAD Tips and Tricks: Converting Data Between MARC and EAD. He is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists.