Call for comments extended: Release of Records in Contexts by EGAD

Deadline for comments on RiC-CM extended to January 31, 2017

RiC-CM is available here

Comments should be sent to:

At the ICA Congress in Seoul, Korea in September 2016, three representatives from the EGAD will provide an overview and introduction to RiC on Thursday, 8 September, 15:00-16:30. The session will be available in Chinese, English, French, and Korean. 


An example, presented as a diagram, of archival description conforming with RiC-CM

This example shows some information known about P.-G. F. Léveau, a French public notary in the 19th century.

In blue: some data from the Archives nationales de France (ANF).

In yellow: a few data, among others, from a local archival institution (Archives départementales du Cher).

Querying and displaying such interrelated data may help users who, for example, would want to make a research on Léveau himself, or to study the history of the notaries in the French département of Cher in the 19th century, or to retrieve the records created by the notaries who worked in Mehun from 1820 to 1840 (where many information concerning for instance the life of people who lived in Mehun can be found).

The entities and relations used are defined by RiC-CM.

The relations are shown in one direction only; of course the inverse relations exist.

Since 2012, with members from thirteen countries, the EGAD has been developing the new standard for the description of records based on archival principles. In the course of its work it has taken into consideration critiques of current practices, established and emerging national conceptual models as well as the models of allied professional communities, and the opportunities presented by new and emerging communication technologies. The objective of the standard is to reconcile, integrate, and build on the four existing standards: General International Standard Archival Description (ISAD(G)); International Standard Archival Authority Records—Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (ISAAR(CPF)); International Standard Description of Functions (ISDF); and International Standard Description of Institutions with Archival Holdings (ISDIAH).


The EGAD looks forward to receiving comments on the draft RiC-CM.