Encoded Archival Context – Corporate Bodies, Person, Families (EAC-CPF)


Describing record creators

EAC-CPF is an ongoing initiative within the international archival community to design and implement a prototype standard for encoding descriptions of records creators. The description of individuals, families, and organisations that create records is an essential component of the preservation of the documentary evidence of human activity, which facilitates both access to and interpretation of records.
The standardising board is the EAC Working Group of SAA.

EAC-CPF is hosted by the Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin.

Learn more about the International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families (ISAAR (CPF)) as maintained by the ICA.

  • Read an introduction to Encoded Archival Context - Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families (EAC-CPF) here
  • EAC-CPF Bibliography


Information on apeEAC-CPF as used in Archives Portal Europe

The "State of the art (SOTA) report on EAC-CPF and recommendations for implementation in Archives Portal Europe" (Deliverable 4.4) of the APEx project shows the current state (July 2013) of the development. The report will be updated in autumn 2013 after a period for feedback and comments by all project partners.

The current apeEAC-CPF schema draft represents the technical specification of the profile.

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