Part 1 of this article presented a provisional set of metadata elements for the implementation of ISO 15489‐1 Information and Documentation – Records Management. In Part 2 the elements are mapped to the General International Standard Archival Description (ISAD(G)) to establish the extent to which the two standards are compatible and the degree to which ISO 15489‐1 metadata can be transferred directly from a current records management system to an archival description system. The mapping reveals a large degree of correlation between the metadata that should be captured as part of a records management system to satisfy ISO 15489‐1, and the information required to compile an ISAD(G)‐compliant archival description. Most of the compatible information comes from the description area of ISO 15489‐1 metadata elements rather than the management area. Out of the six mandatory elements for ISAD(G) interoperability, five, i.e. reference code, title, dates, extent, and creator, are present in the ISO 15489‐1 metadata element set, albeit often in an abbreviated form.
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