Welcome to the EAC-CPF Homepage
Encoded Archival Context for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families - EAC-CPF - is an XML-Schema. It provides a grammar for encoding names of creators of archival materials and related information.
EAC-CPF is based on the International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, 2nd Edition, 2003. It is used closely in association with Encoded Archival Description (EAD), an XML-Schema for encoding archival finding aids, but not limited to it.
In 2011 EAC has become an adopted standard of the Society of American Archivists (SAA). A Technical Subcommittee (TS-EAC-CPF) was established under the SAA's Standards Committee. It's main objective is having completed a full review of the standard by 2015.
This website informs about the EAC-CPF Schema, it's background, context, and use. Questions or remarks concerning this standard can be send to the EAD-Mailinglist.