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Rules for Archival Description


Rules for Archival Description specifies rules for describing archives, which will ensure that: the content, context and structure of archival material are explained; that authenticity is documented; and that access is maintained through retrievable descriptions.

Standards Developing Organisation

Bureau Canadien des Archivistes / Bureau of Canadian Archivists


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Lifecycle Actions

Create or Receive
Description and Representation Information

Standard Framework

Digital Archive Standards

Standard Types

Metadata Content Standards
Metadata Structure Standards
Metadata Description Standard

Current Version

Further Information


Alternative Current Versions


Previous Versions

1990 - Rules for Archival Description
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Referenced Standards

International Standard Bibliographic Description (General)