Archivists Round Table to Host EAC-CPF Workshop

Readers might be interested in the following workshop: 

March ART Workshop: An Introduction to EAC-CPF: Archival Authority Control
Date: March 7, 2011
Time: 6-8 pm 
Location: Fashion Institute of Technology, 7th Avenue at 27th Street, Manhattan.  Katie Murphy Auditorium, D Building, Ground Floor, Northwest corner
Archival Recertification Credits-ARCs: 2 

Last March saw the release of the EAC-CPF (Encoded Archival Context - corporate bodies, persons, and families) schema, an XML authority which provides a formal and content-rich method for recording the description of record creators. EAC-CPF 2010 resulted from work over the past 30 months by a 15-member working group representing 9 countries. In a workshop on An Introduction to EAC-CPF: Archival Authority Control, Daniel Pitti, the Associate Director of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities ( at the University of Virginia, will present a detailed overview of EAC-CPF, its relationship to other archival standards, and its implementation in the Social Networks and Archival Context Project ( Additionally, he will also consider pending revisions to other archival standards such as EAD (Encoded Archival Description). His presentation will closely focus on the design of "post-finding aid" archival description systems, discussing both the context of archival description and accessible online forms of description which can be searched and enriched by users.

Daniel Pitti is Project Director at the University of Virginia's Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities. Previously, he was the Librarian for Advanced Technologies at the University of California, Berkeley. Since 1993, he has been the Chief Technical Architect of Encoded Archival Description (EAD), an international standard for encoding library and archival finding based on SGML and then XML, working with the Society of American Archivists (SAA) EAD Working Group in developing a schema version of the 2002 version of EAD. He is also the Chief Technical Architect of the EAC standard and serves on the SAA EAC Working Group. He has taught courses in EAD at the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. He holds an Masters in Library and Information Sciences from UC Berkeley. 

Thanks to FIT Special Collections and Archives for graciously hosting this workshop. 

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