I would like to thank everyone that responded to my query below. I
received a number of positive responses with respect to the course
itself, but many of those who responded were uncertain about funding,
especially given the current economic situation. After discussing this
with Michael Suarez, Director of the Rare Book School (RBS), we
decided that we would offer an EAC-CPF course in 2012, though not in
2011. This will provide people with more time to plan.
Please visit the RBS website: http://www.rarebookschool.org/ to see
courses to be offered in 2011. Later in the fall, an EAC-CPF course
description for 2012 will appear!
Again, thank you to everyone that responded.
On Sep 14, 2010, at 10:36 AM, Daniel Pitti wrote:
> I am contemplating teaching an archival description course in the
> Rare Book School in the summer of 2011. With the release of EAC-CPF
> earlier this year, I thought it would be a good time to explore
> whether there would be sufficient interest and need for a course on
> implementing EAC-CPF. What I have in mind is a course that covering
> basic markup of EAC-CPF (the tags and attributes and to use them),
> and also (manual and automated) techniques for augmenting archival
> descriptions using other authority control sources such as ULAN,
> LCNAF, and VIAF, and other biographical-historical reference
> sources. The course would also cover theoretical and historical
> issues, including most importantly the intellectual, technical, and
> economic rationales for archival authority control.
> The primary audiences for the course would be archival educators
> contemplating incorporating EAC-CPF into course work and archivists
> and librarians considering or planning an archival authority control
> Please let me know if you would be interested in such a course in
> the coming year; and if you are interested, whether you are
> confident you could secure the resources needed to attend.
> The course would last five full days and would be offered in lovely
> Charlottesville at the University of Virginia.
> With respect to the course content, I would also welcome
> suggestions, as the ideas outlined above are merely a sketch!
> Daniel Pitti