The EAC-CPF Working Group (EACWG) is pleased to announce the public
release of the EAC-CPF 2010 version of the schema and tag library for
Encoded Archival Context-Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families. The
new standard provides an XML vocabulary to enable encoding and
communicating archival authority records created according to the
rules promulgated in ISAAR-CPF, and it is intended to facilitate
content-rich authority records that can interoperate in a global
EAC-CPF 2010 results from work over the past 30 months by a 15-member
working group representing 9 countries. Their work has been supported
by the Society of American Archivists, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin,
Archivio di Stato di Bologna, the Istituto per i Beni Artistici,
Culturali e Naturali della Regione Emilia-Romagna, and by generous
funding from the Delmas Foundation. The Working Group benefitted from
extensive input from the international archival community throughout
the review process of the draft schema in late 2009.
The stable schema is available for immediate download in 3 versions:
WC3 schema language, Relax NG Schema, and Relax NG Schema Compact. It
is accompanied by an extensive Tag Library complete with encoding
examples, which is also available for immediate download. It is
expected that the online tag library will continue to evolve over time
to meet the needs of the encoding community.
The three schema versions, the Tag Library, and other information
resources, are available on the official EAC-CPF website: http://eac.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/
. The international standard is jointly supported by the Society of
American Archivists and the State Library of Berlin.
Please contact Kathy Wisser ([log in to unmask]), Chair of the EACWG,
if you have questions.