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Encoding Standards Overview | A&D: Tools & Services | July 31, 2018

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This webcast provides a review of common standards used in archival repositories for encoding descriptive metadata, including a review the guidelines provided in Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) for the formulation of data elements, and the encoding of this information in Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Encoded Archival Context-Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF), MARC21, and BIBFRAME. Participants will consider the impact of standards on the encoding and transformation of archival metadata and its relationship to local implementation decisions.

Upon completion of this course, you will:
  • Explain the purposes of archival description.
  • Understand the structure and components of common archival encoding standards.
  • Understand the interaction between archival content and encoding standards.
  • Apply principles of metadata reuse to local descriptive practice.

Who Should Attend:
archivist practitioners, archivist managers, librarians

What You Should Already Know:
No prior experience is necessary.

A&D Core Competency:
3. Descriptive Standards: Apply rules and practices that codify the content of information used to represent archival materials in discovery tools according to published structural guidelines.
4. Management: Demonstrate ability to manage physical and intellectual control over archival materials.
5. Discovery: Create tools to facilitate access and disseminate descriptive records of archival materials.


Instructor: Cory Nimer

You will have access to this product for 60 days from the date of purchase.

Once the webcast is purchased, go to SAA's Learning Management System and click the Resources tab to access a PDF of the presentation slides and the webcast exam (if applicable).

If you intend to pursue the A&D Certificate, you will need to pass the examination for this course.
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