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Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Online from: 1983

Subject Area: Library and Information Studies

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The MARC standard and encoded archival description

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Title:The MARC standard and encoded archival description
Author(s):Peter Carini, (Director of Archives and Special Collections, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA, and a Part-time Lecturer in Archival Studies for the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Boston, Massachusetts, USA), Kelcy Shepherd, (Project Director, Five College Finding Aids Access Project, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA)
Citation:Peter Carini, Kelcy Shepherd, (2004) "The MARC standard and encoded archival description", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 22 Iss: 1, pp.18 - 27
Keywords:Administrative data processing, Archives, Descriptive cataloguing, Standards
Article type:Case study
DOI:10.1108/07378830410524468 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:This case study details the evolution of descriptive practices and standards used in the Mount Holyoke College Archives and the Five College Finding Aids Access Project, discusses the relationship of Encoded Archival Description (EAD) and the MARC standard in reference to archival description, and addresses the challenges and opportunities of transferring data from one metadata standard to another. The study demonstrates that greater standardization in archival description allows archivists to respond more effectively to technological change.

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