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ERIC Number: EJ884700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1533-2748
Harnessing the Power of Provenance in Archival Description: An Australian Perspective on the Development of the Second Edition of "ISAAR(CPF)"
Cunningham, Adrian
Journal of Archival Organization, v5 n1-2 p15-31 2007
The publication in 2004 of the second edition of the "International Standard Archival Authority Record (Corporate Bodies, Persons, Families) (ISAAR(CPF)2)" signified a growing awareness within the archival profession of the need to standardise the documentation of the context of records creation, a need that extends well beyond the traditional requirements of bibliographic systems for authority control. This article examines, from an Australian perspective, the journey taken by the International Council on Archives Committee on Descriptive Standards in reviewing and revising the 1996 edition of "ISAAR(CPF)." It places this journey in the context of a generation of Australian innovations associated with the structured documentation of context and provenance, and reflects on possible future directions in relation to standardising the documentation of functions to form a trinity of descriptive entities: records, agents and functions. (Contains 3 figures and 26 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia