FYI - a "second showing" of the EAC webinar.


From: Schaffner,Jennifer [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 5:48 PM
To: Archives & Archivists (A&A) List
Cc: Renspie,Melissa
Subject: [archives] EAC-CPF Webinar for the Pacific Rim on Tuesday, 3 November at 4:00 p.m. US/Pacific

Webinar Invitation: EAC-CPF Webinar for the Pacific Rim on Wednesday, 4 November at 11:00 a.m. Sydney/Melbourne Time
Due to popular demand and to accommodate attendees from different time zones, OCLC Research, the RLG Partnership and the EAC Working Group are holding another EAC-CPF webinar.  We invite archivists, authorities librarians, system developers and linked-data geeks to discuss the draft EAC-CPF standard (Encoded Archival Context-Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families) on Wednesday, 4 November at 11:00 a.m. Sydney/Melbourne Time (which is Tuesday, 3 November at 4:00 p.m. US/Pacific; other time-zone translations are listed below).

This webinar is free and open to the general library and archives community.

EAC-CPF (EAC for short) is a communications structure (XML schema) for archival contextual information. EAC records are akin to traditional MARC authority records, while also enabling inclusion of much greater contextual information, such as biographical information about people and administrative history of governmental and private organizations. EAC records would complement and be linked to EAD (Encoded Archival Description) descriptions of particular archival collections. The final draft EAC schema is open for comment until October 31, 2009.
Imagine EAC records as a new data source about entities that produce archival and manuscripts materials. In addition, they can provide meaningful links to related access points in many domains.  EAC's capabilities enable important steps toward an archival component of the Semantic Web.
In this webinar, Kathy Wisser, chair of the international EAC Working Group, will introduce the EAC-CPF standard and then open the phone and chat lines for questions. Basil Dewhurst, Manager of Resource Discovery Services at the National Library of Australia and member of the EAC Working Group, will also be online to participate in the discussion.
Please join us!  The EAC Working group needs your input!

*         Register<> to attend this webinar.

*         Learn more<> about EAC, the EAC schema and the tag library.

*         Read this webinar announcement<> online.

*         Contact Jennifer Schaffner<mailto:[log in to unmask]> with questions or comments.

This one-hour webinar will be held at the following time in these time zones:

Tuesday 3 November at:

*         EST (USA) - 7:00 p.m.

*         PST (USA) - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday 4 November at:

*         Western Australia, Perth - 08:00 a.m.

*         Northern Territory - 09:30 a.m.

*         Queensland - 10:00 a.m.

*         South Australia - 10:30 a.m.

*         New Zealand/Wellington - 1:00 p.m.

Need more time-zone information?  Check out the WorldClock Time Zone Converter<> or click on the link to register<> for the webinar and select "add to my calendar" to add the webinar to your calendar at the correct time in your location.

Jennifer Schaffner
Program Officer
OCLC Research and the RLG Partnership


The ARCHIVES & ARCHIVISTS (A&A) LIST is sponsored by the Society of American Archivists. The opinions expressed on the A&A List do not necessarily represent those of SAA and are not endorsed by the Society.

To post to the list, send messages to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

To unsubscribe or to modify your subscription settings, log in at:

To read the list archives:
September 2006 to Present:
Aprill 1993 to September 2006:

To view the A&A List Terms of Participation, visit:

A&A List Coordinator:
Meghan Petersen
[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>