Attend the EAC-CPF Workshop, March 13

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Encoded Archival Context – Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF)
March 13 in Atlanta

Workshop Description
How can EAC-CPF enhance your institution’s records – and how can you get started using it? In this workshop you’ll learn how to create EAC-CPF records, with hands-on application of the elements to existing data; discuss balancing existing data with additional data components as part of an implementation strategy; and examine existing projects to consider how EAC-CPF may be implemented locally, regionally, or nationally.

Upon completing this workshop you’ll have:

  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the EAC-CPF standard and the companion content standard ISAAR (CPF);
  • Explored the metadata scheme design, including elements and attributes defined to reflect that design:
    • XML techniques used to incorporate data from allied standards
    • Current XML techniques leveraged in the standard;
·  Created EAC-CPF record content from existing data structures, such as the Library of Congress Name Authority File, United List of Artists Names, biographical resources, and other related sources; and
·  Exposure to EAC-CPF projects underway in the United States and internationally.Who should attend? Practicing archivists who are interested in the development and design of the EAC-CPF standard, who want to learn more about this standard, and who want to consider how it could be implemented in their repositories or consortia.

    To see what other workshops and DAS courses SAA is offering, please visit our Education Calendar.

    Continued coverage of the Georgia Archives

    A new story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution details the ongoing transition of the Georgia Archives.While the story discusses the ongoing efforts of the Friends of Georgia Archives to raise awareness of the situation with state legislators, it does not mention the recently announced working group that will submit to the legislature a plan of transfer for the Archives to the University System of Georgia.

    Read the full story here:

    SGA Newsletter, Winter 2013

    The Winter 2013 issue of the SGA Newsletter, v. 44, n. 4, is now available from the SGA website.

    Contents include:

    • 2012 SGA Fellows: Christine Wiseman
    • Washington Beat: James Edward Cross
    • Scholarship Committee Report: Allison Galloup
    • Dees Scholarship Essay: Cathy Miller
    • Preservation News: Alix Bentrud
    • Membership Spotlight: Mary Katherine Barnes
    • Gulley Scholarship Essay: Melanie Maxwell

    News about the Georgia Archives

    A University System of Georgia press release announces the formation of a working group to plan the proposed transfer of the Georgia Archives to the USG.

    Read the release here:

    The working groups includes two SGA members: Toby Graham of UGA and Richard Pearce-Moses of Clayton State. FOGA member Dianne Cannestra is also a member of the group. Overall a very impressive list!