Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Society of Amer Archivists, Jul 1, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 269 pages
A product of the CUSTARD project (Canadian-U.S. Task Force on Archival Description), and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Describing archives : a content standard (DACS) is designed to facilitate consistent, appropriate, and self-explanatory description of archival materials and creators of archival materials. It can be applied to all types of material at all levels of description. Although the rules can be used for any type of descriptive output, examples of the application of the rules are provided for two widely used structural standards, MARC 21 and Encoded Archival Description (EAD). DACS replaces Archives, personal papers, and manuscripts (APPM) as a content standard for catalog records. The volume consists of three parts : "Describing archival materials," "Describing creators," and "Forms of names." Separate sections discuss levels of description and the importance of access points to the retrieval of descriptions. Appendices include a glossary, list of companion standards, and crosswalk to APPM, ISAD(G), ISAAR (CFP), MARC 21, and EAD. Also included is an index.
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Overview of Archival Description xvii
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AACR2 Access Element access points Administrative/Biographical History American Library Association APPM archival authority record Archival Description archival materials Archivists arrangement Biographical Buck Humphrey Cataloging Chapter chronitem collection container type="Box">1</container controlaccess copies corporate body created creation creator d>di date(s dates Davenport description in EAD description in MARC documents Element Encoding Element Purpose Encoded Archival Description encodinganalog="600 English Enter entity entry element Examples of Encoding family papers files finding aid form of name Frederick Reines heading identified institution International ISAD(G language level of description Library Association Library of Congress Manuscript MARC 21 MARC Standards Mars Bluff materials being described multilevel description North Carolina Office organization persname source="lcnaf person photographs Purpose and Scope Record information reference sources relationship repository rules Scope and Content Scope This element scopecontent standard subheading subject source="lcsh Subseries supplied title surname types unit being described unitdate unittitle