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We would like to remind you, that the Call for Comments for the updated EAC-CPF schema closes next week, on 31 October 2018. Please send feedback and comments by e-mail to Silke Jagodzinski ([log in to unmask]) and still, particularly, feedback on the usage of the attribute @accuracy and the usage of the provided RNG schema file is very welcome.


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In 2017 the Technical Subcommittee on Encoded Archival Description (TS-EAS) of the Society of American Archivists agreed to undertake a revision of the standard EAC-CPF.

The revision follows a two-tier strategy, starting with a technical update that includes minor enhancements and a general clean-up. This will be followed by a major overhaul of the standard and a reconciliation with EAD3. The updated schema will be backwards compatible as long as the attribute @accuracy isn’t used and values of @xml:id attributes are unique.

The TS-EAS is calling for comments on the first set of changes, which are reflected in the updated schema files, cpf.xsd & cpf.rng, available at GitHub. Please send feedback and comments by e-mail to Silke Jagodzinski ([log in to unmask]). Particularly, feedback on the usage of the attribute @accuracy and the usage of the provided RNG schema file is very welcome. To ensure that the revision process is as open as possible, all comments must be attributable to named individuals and affiliated organisations where appropriate. Anonymous responses will not be considered. All change proposals will be made publicly available, with attribution, through the GitHub Portal as established during the EAD revision process. E-mail addresses are requested so that we may contact respondents for clarification, but will not be shared.

This update solves 16 issues, which can be viewed in full in GitHub. The changes include:

This call for comments is open for 2 month, and ends on 31 October 2018.

Silke Jagodzinski (Bundesarchiv), EAC-CPF Team Lead Kathy Wisser (Simmons College), TS-EAS Co-chair