MAD

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Date added 25 November 2009
Last edited 25 November 2009

Full Title

Manual of Archival Description

Description

Manual of Archival Description is a comprehensive British guide to the theory and practice of describing archives. It is applicable to any format, including digital archives, and any organisation which administers archives. The 3rd edition takes account of international descriptive standards and the reality of cross-repository searching.

Standards Developing Organisations

None.

Rights

No available information.

Lifecycle Actions

Create or Receive
Description and Representation Information

Standard Framework

Digital Archive Standards

Standard Types

Metadata Structure Standards
Metadata Description Standard

Current Version

17 October 2000 - MAD3 (Manual of Archival Description, 3rd edition) [external]
Not available online. Available to purchase from booksellers.

Further Information

None.

Alternative Current Versions

None.

Previous Versions

MAD (Manual of Archival Description)
Not available online and out of print. May be available to purchase from booksellers.
1989 - MAD2 (Manual of Archival Description, 2nd edition)
Not available online and out of print. May be available to purchase from booksellers.

Referenced Standards

None.