I, too, don't fully understand how EAC-CPF is different from/relates to traditional authority files. (Solidarity, brother.) I'm hoping the webinar Michele linked to will answer our questions or give us the opportunity to ask them.
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Subject: Implementing EAC-CPF
> Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 09:36:10 -0600
> From: Ryan Lee
> Subject: Implementing EAC-CPF
> Hi all, I hope this is the right audience to send this question. I am just
> looking for examples of institutions who have started implementing
Hi Ryan --
This doesn't quite answer your question, but following is info on an EAC webinar that might answer some of your questions. This was posted to the Archives and Archivists list; I'm not sure if it was posted here at the EAD list as well. The EAC website http://eac.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/eac-cpf-in-use.html also has a list of places that have implemented EAC in some fashion.
The EAC Working Group is planning a web-based workshop on EAC-CPF on 8 October 2009, facilitated by OCLC Research. While the "Final Draft" of EAC-CPF (EAC for short) is out for review by the community, we hope it will be useful to offer a workshop, open to all, for questions and suggestions. We want to hear from you! The EAC website is at:
Please save the date. The time for the "web seminar" is not set yet, but will be shortly. We might offer two sessions on the 8th, in order to ensure participation from folks in time zones ranging from Australia to Greece, and beyond.
On behalf of the EAC Working Group,
Jennifer Schaffner and Katherine M. Wisser
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