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: 
. 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.