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.