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Untangles the history of standards development and provides an overview of descriptive standards that an archives might wish to use.
Module 1: Standards for Archival Description is part of the series Trends in Archives Practice. It can be purchased alone, as it is listed here, or as part of the Archival Arrangement and Description cluster, which also includes Module 2: Processing Digital Records and Manuscripts and Module 3: Designing Descriptive and Access Systems.
About TRENDS IN ARCHIVES PRACTICE: This open-ended series by the Society of American Archivists features brief, authoritative treatments written and edited by top-level professionals that fill significant gaps in archival literature. The goal of this modular approach is to build agile, user-centered resources. Modules treat discrete topics relating to the practical management of archives and manuscript collections in the digital age. Each module is available separately in electronic format so that readers can mix and match modules that best satisfy their needs and interests. Select modules are clustered together by topic and are available in print or electronic format. Stay on trend with TRENDS IN ARCHIVES PRACTICE!
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Society of American Archivists
(2013) 90pp.| PDF