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Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) (Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) Second Edition http://t.co/daKSXPUop1)

 

The Second Edition is here!!!

 

Revised and updated in 2013, Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) facilitates consistent, appropriate, and self-explanatory description of archival materials and creators of archival materials. This new edition reflects the growing convergence among archival, museum, and library standards; aligns DACS with the descriptive standards developed and supported by the International Council on Archives; and provides guidance on the creation of archival authority records. DACS can be applied to all types of material at all levels of description, and the rules are designed for use by any type of descriptive output, including MARC 21, Encoded Archival Description (EAD), and Encoded Archival Context (EAC).

The Second Edition consists of two parts: Describing Archival Materials and Archival Authority Records. Separate sections discuss levels of description and the importance of access points to the retrieval of descriptions. Appendices feature a list of companion standards and crosswalks to ISAD(G), ISAAR(CPF), MARC 21, EAD, EAC, and Resource Description and Access (RDA). Also included is an index.

 

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For a free PDF of the Second Edition, click here: http://files.archivists.org/pubs/DACS2E-2013.pdf

 

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The ACRL Approves New “Standards for Libraries in Higher ...

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LibraryJournal.com reports that the Association of College and Research Libraries' Board of Directors approved a comprehensive revision of the association's Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (SLHE) in October.

 

"LibraryJournal.com reports that the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Board of Directors approved a comprehensive revision of the association’s Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (SLHE) in October. This revision is meant to provide a stronger framework by which research libraries can demonstrate their value while facing growing scrutiny in a tough economic environment.

“These standards differ from previous versions by articulating expectations for library contributions to institutional effectiveness,” said University of Nevada-Las Vegas Dean of University Libraries Patricia Iannuzzi, who chaired the SLHE task force. “They also differ structurally from the previous version by providing a comprehensive framework using an outcomes-based approach, with evidence collected in ways most appropriate for each institution.”

To access a copy of the approved standards as well as to sign up for a introductory webcast, please go to:

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/standards/standardslibraries.cfm

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