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Introduction to archival organization and description

"An archival collection is a unique body of information, created at a particular time by a particular organization or individual as the result of a particular activity. If the cultural record contained in an archive is to be accessible, the archivist must examine, organize, and describe each collection individually." "Introduction to Archival Organization and Description guides the novice to an understanding of the nature of archival information and documentation."--BOOK JACKET
Print Book, English, 1998
Getty Information Institute, [Los Angeles, Calif.], 1998
viii, 58 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
9780892365456, 0892365455
Part 1 Archival principles, archival practices: archival documentation; archival materials. Part 2 Archival analysis, archival description: gathering and analysing archival information; archival description; standards for archival decscription; descriptive standards for finding aids. Part 3 Putting it all together - how an archivist works: archival processing. Part 4 What's ahead in description and access: the future.