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ERIC Number: EJ866953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2748
Trusting Description: Authenticity, Accountability, and Archival Description Standards
MacNeil, Heather
Journal of Archival Organization, v7 n3 p89-107 2009
It has been suggested that one of the purposes of archival description is to establish grounds for presuming the authenticity of the records being described. The article examines the implications of this statement by examining the relationship between and among authenticity, archival description, and archival accountability, assessing how this relationship is made manifest in a contemporary archival description standard--the "General International Standard for Archival Description"--and considering the relationship between description and documentation. (Contains 68 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A