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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Society of American Archivists; Hensen, Steven L
Format
Book
Published
Chicago : Society of American Archivists, c2007.
Edition
4th printing, 2007
Language
English
Variant Title
Also known as: DACS
ISBN
9781931666084, 1931666083
Contents
  • Statement of principles
  • Overview of archival description
  • 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/biographical history
  • Authority records
  • pt. 3. Forms of names. Form of names for persons and families
  • Form of geographic names
  • Form of names for corporate bodies
  • Appendices. A. Glossary
  • B. Companion standards
  • C. Crosswalks
  • D. Full EAD and MARC 21 examples.
Description
xxi, 281 p. ; 28 cm.
Notes
  • "SAA-approved standard"--Cover.
  • Originally published: c2004. Index added.
  • 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) and index.
Local Notes
HEALTH SCIENCES: Located in the Currator's Office, Joan Klein.
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