FYI I recently found out about this NISO working group.
Daniel Pitti wrote:
> Dear Junte,
> One (secondary) design objective for EAC-CPF was for it to be
> "RDF-accessible," and so this would be welcome. At this point I surmise
> that it would be useful to at least conceptually map the schema to RDF,
> as this may turn up oversights in the schema design.
> On Sep 4, 2009, at 8:32 AM, Junte Zhang wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I have been looking at the XML Schema of EAC-CPF.
>> I was wondering whether anyone would be interested in mapping this
>> model to RDF or even OWL?
>> The logic that EAC-CPF assumes can also be expressed in that language.
>> For system developers it could be useful, because in the Semantic Web
>> community they have been developing lots of tools to use RDF in a
>> fancy way.
>> Daniel Pitti wrote:
>>> The SAA EAC Working Group is pleased to announce the release of the
>>> EAC-CPF schema and tag library.
>>> The EAC-CPF site is hosted by the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin in
>>> partnership with the Bundesarchiv and is accessible at:
>>> This release consists of a "final draft" version of the EAC-CPF schema
>>> and Tag Library. The final draft version is being released to provide
>>> the international archival community an opportunity to test the schema
>>> and review the Tag Library in order to provide corrections, comments,
>>> and suggestions for considering to the EACWG before the final release.
>>> The final draft version of EAC-CPF is available for review for 75 days
>>> (deadline October 30th, 2009), and the final version is scheduled to
>>> be released on November 15th, 2009. Please take the time to test the
>>> schema, review the Tag Library, and provide the EACWG with your
>>> The final draft version of the EAC-CPF should be used for REVIEW
>>> PURPOSES ONLY. The Tag Library and examples are working draft
>>> documents and thus NOT NORMATIVE. The schema will continue to be
>>> revised to fix errors and inconstancies, and to refine controlled
>>> constraints on some elements and attributes. No major structural
>>> changes are anticipated.
>>> Please feel free to share this announcement with your colleagues.