Archival arrangement and description

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Archival arrangement and description incorporates the identification and organisation of archives and the creation of documentation about archives that supports their management and use. Arrangement includes the principles of arrangement systems and concepts such as items, series, fonds and record groups. It covers record hierarchies, relationships between creators/ creating organisation/ provenance and records and the principles of provenance, original order and respect des fonds. Description encompasses drafting description, selecting appropriate levels of description, identifying and describing record formats and indexing. It includes automating description including the management of IT systems supporting description and access as well as dealing with user-generated content (crowdsourcing). It also covers description standards and metadata schemas. 


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