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Arrangement

Title:
"Archival Arrangement -- Five Different Operations at Five Different Levels"

Author:
Oliver W. Holmes


Format: 
Web Document

URL:
http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/archives-resources/archival-arrangement.html

Publication:
American Archivist

Publisher:
Society of American Archivists

Place of Publication:
Chicago

Issue:
Vol. 27, No. 1

Date:
1964

Description:

In this article, Holmes defines and describes each level of the five-tier hierarchy of archival arrangement: depository, record group/sub-group, series, file unit, and item.




Title:
"Principles of Arrangement"

Author:
T. R. Schellenberg


Format: 
Web Document

URL:
http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/archives-resources/principles-of-arrangement.html

Publication:
Staff Information Paper

Publisher:
National Archives and Records Administration

Place of Publication:
Washington, DC

Issue:
Number 18


Date:
1951

Description:

In this staff instruction paper, Schellenberg discusses the principles of arrangement followed by the National Archives as they apply to the arrangement of record groups, subgroups, series, and individual items.


Description

Title:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)

Author:
Society of American Archivists


Format: 
Book

URL:
http://www.archivists.org/catalog/pubDetail.asp?objectID=1279

Publisher:
Society of American Archivists

Place of Publication:
Chicago

Date:
2007

Description:
DACS provides archivists with a Society of American Archivists' approved standard for describing archival and manuscript collections.



Encoded Archival Description

Title:
Encoded Archival Description: Context, Theory, and Case Studies

Author:
Jackie M. Dooley


Format: 
Book

URL:
http://www.archivists.org/catalog/pubDetail.asp?objectID=137

Publisher:
Society of American Archivists

Place of Publication:
Chicago

Date:
1998

Description:
This book explores the context in which EAD was created, its structure, and the role EAD was meant to play in repositories. Six case studies are included.



Title:
EAD: Encoded Archival Description

Author/Publisher:
Library of Congress


Format: 
Web Document

URL:
http://www.loc.gov/ead/

Last Updated:
Sept. 19, 2008

Description:

This web-site provides general information about EAD, EAD schema, and tools and helper files for creating EAD finding aids.



Title:
Arranging and Describing Archives and Manuscripts

Author:
Kathleen D. Roe


Format: 
Book

URL:
http://www.archivists.org/catalog/pubDetail.asp?objectID=1602

Publisher:
Society of American Archivists

Place of Publication:
Chicago

Date:
2005

Description:

Theory meets practice in Kathleen D. Roe's guide to arranging and describing archival materials. In this book, readers will also find appendices that offer sample scenarios, arrangement patterns, and finding aids.