Skip to main content


eCommons@Cornell >
Cornell University Library >
Metadata Working Group Forum Presentations >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: EAD and EAC-CPF
Authors: Pitti, Daniel
Keywords: archival standards
Encoded Archival Description
Encoded Archival Context - corporate bodies, persons, and families
post- finding aid
Issue Date: 25-Nov-2008
Abstract: The speaker will discuss the past, present, and future of major archival standards, focusing on EAD (Encoded Archival Description) and EAC-CPF (Encoded Archival Context - corporate bodies, persons, and families). EAD focuses on the description of archival resources, while EAC-CPF provides a formal method for recording the description of record creators. The presentation will focus in particular on the design of "post- finding aid" archival description systems, describing both the environment within which archival description is created and maintained and the possible published forms of the description that can be searched, rendered, and enhanced by users. Daniel Pitti is the Associate Director of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities ( at the University of Virginia.
Appears in Collections:Metadata Working Group Forum Presentations

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
rostov_example.pdfExample of Traditional Description39.03 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
PittiEA1108.pptNovember 21, 2008 presentation894.5 kBMicrosoft PowerpointView/Open

Refworks Export

Items in eCommons are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


© 2014 Cornell University Library Contact Us