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Society of American Archivists.

Describing archives : a content standard.

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Chicago : Society of American Archivists, c2004.
Physical Description:
xxi, 269 p. ; 28 cm
Reference Library
Z695.2 S625 2004 (LC)
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Supersedes: Archives, personal papers, and manuscripts : a cataloging manual for archival repositories, historical societies, and manuscript libraries / compiled by Steven L. Hensen. 2nd ed. Chicago : Society of American Archivists, 1989.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-212).
Subject Terms:
Cataloging -- standards.
Cataloging of archival materials -- Standards.
Hensen, Steven L., 1944- Archives, personal papers, and manuscripts.

  • pt. 1. Describing archival materials. Levels of description
  • Identity elements
  • Content and structure elements
  • Conditions of access and use elements
  • Acquisition and appraisal elements
  • Related materials elements
  • Note elements --Description control elements
  • pt. 2. Describing creators. Identifying creators
  • Administrative/bibliographical history
  • Authority records
  • pt. 3. Forms of names. Forms of names for persons and families
  • Form of geographic names
  • Form of names for corporate bodies
  • Appendix A. Glossary
  • Appendix B. Companion standards
  • Appendix C. Crosswalks
  • Appendix D. Full EAD and MARC 21 examples.