ERIC Number: ED329278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Intergovernmental Records Project. Phase 1 Report.
Allen, Marie B.; And Others
The Intergovernmental Records Project (IRP) was established by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to facilitate the exchange of information about federal records. This report focuses on six categories of intergovernmental records targeted by the IRP for description in the Research Libraries Information Network (RLIN) national online database: territorial records; naturalization records; water pollution records; New Deal agencies' work relief records for Wisconsin; non-population censuses; and pre-federal records for Virginia. Information provided for each of the six categories includes a summary; the project background; type of scheduling and appraisal information entered in the RLIN; access terms and search strategies; description and appraisal issues; and future recommendations. Also included in this report are 11 appendices: (1) proposed terms and procedures for representing intergovernmental relationships in RLIN; (2) summary of responses to an intergovernmental linkages memorandum; (3) access terms for intergovernmental categories; (4) research scenario, Records of the Work Projects Administration; (5) research scenario, Naturalization Records; (6) an example of NARA statutory history records; (7) NARA's New Deal Relief Agencies' records described by the IRP in RLIN; (8) a suggestion for the exchange of appraisal information between NARA and the states; (9) correspondence about territorial headings; (10) samples of a NARA data entry form and RLIN records; and (11) a sample of the Massachusetts schedule records series. Resulting from this project is the IRP recommendation that federal, state, and local government archivists seek grant support in cooperative projects for the development of a common methodology for assigning access points to archival description and cooperative appraisal. (MAB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Archives and Records Service (GSA), Washington, DC. Archives Library Information Center.