Yep:

 

Please forward to interested communities:

 

Deadline for Final Draft EAC Schema Comments Extended to 15 November; EAC-CPF Webinar Recordings Available

EAC-CPF (Encoded Archival Context—Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, 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 histories of governmental and private organizations. EAC records would complement and be linked to EAD (Encoded Archival Description) descriptions of particular archival collections. 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. Learn more about EAC, the EAC schema and the tag library.  If you haven’t already done so, please review the final draft EAC schema and provide comments by 15 November 2009. 

To provide additional information on EAC-CPF, OCLC Research, the RLG Partnership and the EAC Working Group recently held two EAC-CPF webinars in which archivists, authorities librarians, system developers and linked-data geeks discussed the draft EAC-CPF standard. In these webinars, Katherine Wisser, chair of the international EAC Working Group, introduced the EAC-CPF standard and then took questions from participants. Basil Dewhurst, Manager of Resource Discovery Services at the National Library of Australia and member of the EAC Working Group, also participated in the discussion during the 3 November webinar. Daniel Pitti, chief architect of the EAC schema, participated in the discussion of the 8 October webinar.

(The Q&A in these seminars was very good.)

Links to the streaming EAC-CPF webinar recordings are available here:

·         3 November webinar with Katherine Wisser and Basil Dewhurst

·         8 October webinar with Katherine Wisser and Daniel Pitti


Please note these are only temporary links. We will notify you when the persistent recordings are available on our Web site.

Contact Jennifer Schaffner with questions or comments.

 

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Jennifer Schaffner

Program Officer

OCLC Research and the RLG Partnership

650.287.2140

 

 

 

 

From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of De Catanzaro, Christine D
Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 4:29 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: EAC Webinar Announcement

 

Hi everyone,

Is the recorded version of this webinar available yet?

Thanks,
Christine
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From: "Michele R Combs" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, October 1, 2009 9:20:54 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: FW: EAC Webinar Announcement


FYI…

 

Michele

 

From: Schaffner,Jennifer [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 8:55 PM
To: Archives & Archivists (A&A) List
Subject: [archives] Fwd: EAC Webinar Announcement

 

 

 

 

Webinar Invitation: EAC-CPF Workshop on Thursday, 8 October from 9-10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time

 

OCLC Research, the RLG Partnership and the EAC Working Group invite archivists, authorities librarians, system developers and linked-data geeks to an online workshop to discuss the draft EAC-CPF (Encoded Archival Context—Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families) standard on Thursday, 8 October from 6:00-7:00 a.m. PDT / 9:00-10:00 a.m. EDT / 2:00-3:00 p.m. BST / 13:00-14:00 GMT.  This presentation 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 and functions of governmental and private organizations. 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, Katherine Wisser, chair of the international EAC Working Group, will introduce the EAC-CPF standard and then open the phone and chat lines for questions. Daniel Pitti, chief architect of the EAC schema, will also be online to participate in the discussion.

Please join us!  The EAC Working group needs your input. Pass this invitation on to interested colleagues. 

·         Register to attend this webinar here.

·         Learn more about EAC, the EAC schema and the tag library here.

·         Contact Jennifer Schaffner with questions or comments.

 

This presentation will be recorded and made available on the OCLC Research Web site by mid-October.

If there is interest we will run another workshop for the Pacific Rim. 

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