University of California Guidelines for Born-Digital Archival Description

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University of California Guidelines for Born-Digital Archival Description

Guidelines that provide recommendations for describing born-digital content in an archival finding aid.  The recommendations use 12 standard elements such as Scope and Content, Processing Information, and Organization and Arrangement.
 
Recommendations include: guidance on determining an appropriate level and method of description of born-digital components; 
a minimum standard requirement for finding aids created within in the UC system; 
a metadata crosswalk to map the elements described in these guidelines to their relevant counterparts in DACS, EAD3, ArchivesSpace, MARC, RDA, and ISAD(G); 
a comprehensive controlled vocabulary for born-digital source media and for other relevant born-digital terms; and a s
ample finding aid.
 
Guidelines will be implemented on a system-wide basis at the University of California in 2018.
 
 

Working group of University of California digital archivists

2017

To learn more about the background, development, and working method used to create the UC Guidelines for Born-Digital Archival Description, visit: https://saaers.wordpress.com/2017/12/12/introducing-the-uc-guidelines-for-born-digital-archival-description/


Case Study, File Naming


California

December 12, 2017


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