Arrangement and Description
What is Arrangement and Description?
A Manual for Small Archives, Chapter 4: Organizing Archival Material
Jenkinson and Schellenberg: A Comparison
Putting the Parts of the Whole Together: Systematic Arrangement of Archives
The Concept of the Archival Fonds in the Post-Custodial Era: Theory, Problems and Solutions
Archivalterity: Rethinking Original Order
Rules for Archival Description (RAD)Rules for Archival Description (Revised Version 2008) - you can choose to download the entire manual or just specific chapters
Basic RAD: An Introduction to the Preparation of Fonds- and Series-level Descriptions
International Descriptive StandardsGeneral International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives, 2011, 2nd ed.
International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives, 2011, 2nd ed.
International Standard for Describing Institutions with Archival Holdings
A Manual for Small Archives, Chapter 5: Describing Archival Material
RAD Physical Description Builder University of Northern British Columbia Archives
Society of American Archivists: Metadata Best Practices for Trans and Gender Diverse Resources
Thinking Outside the Box: Reimagining Archival Description with the "Series" System
Managing the Present: Metadata as Archival Description
Metadata Strategies and Archival Description: Comparing Apples to Oranges
Origin and Development of the Concept of Archival Description
Grounding Archival Description in the Functional Requirements for Evidence
Describing Records in Context in the Continuum: The Australian Recordkeeping Metadata Schema
Sample DescriptionsMemoryBC - British Columbia Archival Information Network
Sample: SFU Archives multi-level inventory: Mark Winston fonds
Sample: SFU Archives series-level description: Office of the Registrar fonds
AABC: The British Columbia Thesaurus: a subject indexing tool for B.C. Archives
MemoryBC Subject Groups: 30 Subject Group headings, based on ASA subject terms and the BC Thesaurus, used for the MemoryBC indexing project
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