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There will eventually be a critical mass of millions of CPF records that
form an international database of entities (not necessarily authority
records), enabling the aggregation of archival content based on these
entities.  The SNAC team can speak more on the future of this endeavor.

Ethan


On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 9:25 AM, Michele R Combs <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> EAC-CPF is intended for describing people, corporations and families
> regardless of their role.  Whether a given person is a creator or a subject
> of archival material is irrelevant, since a C, P or F may fill different
> roles for different collections.
>
> Michele
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of Eric Lease Morgan
> Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2014 11:47 AM
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> Subject: eac-cpf
>
> Please help me out? To what degree is EAC-CPF expected to be a way of
> describing creators of archival records and to what degree is it expected
> to describe the people in archival records? Also, is the general idea to
> create a critical mass of these descriptions and then form something like
> centralized authority database? -Eric Lease Morgan
>