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Published by Society of American Archivists in [Chicago, Ill.] .
Written in English


  • Cataloging of archival material -- Standards.,
  • Descriptive cataloging -- Standards.,
  • Archives -- Standards.

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Other titlesThe American archivist.
ContributionsSociety of American Archivists.
The Physical Object
Pagination178 p. :
Number of Pages178
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19260175M

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A petition to create a Roundtable in late was approved by the Council of the Society of American Archivists. On September 4, , at the SAA Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, the Encoded Archival Description Roundtable was officially inaugurated. The Roundtable was recast as the Encoded Archival Standards Section in The handbook is a direct result and intended as an extension of the report of the Working Group on Standards for Archival Description (WGSAD). 1 The report concentrated on how and why standards are developed. It provided an intellectual framework for evaluating what existing standards are important for archival practice and what areas need. Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) is a standard used for describing materials in an adopted by the Society of American Archivists (SAA) in March , DACS was updated with a Second Edition in DACS is broken down into a set of rules used in crafting archival descriptions, and guidelines for creating authority records in archives. The description will be the first point of contact for researchers: it will be their introduction and guide to the collection. The way the archival description is laid out, however, is not up to the whim of individual archivists. Rather, archivists follow recommendations that archival experts have developed over many years. Archival standards.

digitizing archival records and the creation of production master image files, and are a revision of the “NARA Guidelines for Digitizing Archival Materials for Electronic Access”, which describes the imaging approach used for NARA’s pilot Electronic Access Project. Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) is an output-neutral set of rules for describing archives, personal papers, and manuscript collections, and can be applied to all material types. It is the U.S. implementation of international standards (i.e., ISAD[G] and ISAAR[CPF]) for the description of archival materials and their creators. 39 rows  A metadata standard is a requirement which is intended to establish a common . This book aims to provide standards to control the production of finding aids and finding aid systems in archival repositories and archives services. It is therefore primarily intended as a guide to standard descriptive or cataloguing practices carried out by archivists in general repositories.

Iris Xie PhD, Krystyna K. Matusiak PhD, in Discover Digital Libraries, Encoded Archival Description (EAD) Encoded Archival Description (EAD) is an international standard for encoding finding aids for archival materials, with version published in and revised in The standard originated from a research project at the University of California at Berkeley. Archives in the Digital Age: Standards, Policies and Tools discusses semantic web technologies and their increased usage in distributing archival material. The book is a useful manual for archivists and information specialists working in cultural heritage institutions, including archives, libraries, and museums, providing detailed analyses of. Archival Arrangement and Description-- the first installment in the series Trends in Archives Practice -- explores three areas of evolution: the necessity to understand and use a range of descriptive standards to facilitate intellectual control and to improve access; the development of techniques to process born-digital or electronic records. The ICA Abu Dhabi Congress, Empowering Knowledge Societies, will be an opportunity for the profession from all over the world to share innovative ideas and research and for colleagues from allied and other professions to join us at this important encourage the community to submit its proposals, but we would also encourage you to reach out to librarians, museum professionals, data.