Records in Contexts - Conceptual Model


EGAD - Expert Group on Archival Description

Date Added:

29 August 2016

Records in Context - Conceptual Model

EGAD - Expert Group on Archival Description


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).