Principles and Practices in Archival Description (DACS/EAD): Summer 2013


Rick J. Block


Long Island University


Summer 2013


Explores the principles of archival description as expressed in Describing Archives: A Content Standard. Implementation of those principles through Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and MARC structures will form the largest portion of the semester. Other practices will include authority and subject analysis work. Other topics, issues, and technologies include related standards, the history and development of archival description, the uses of description, and an introduction to Encoded Archival Context-Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF).

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

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