The Canadian‐US Task Force on Archival Description (CUSTARD) has undertaken the process of reconciling the two principal North American standards for archival description – the Canadian Rules for Archival Description (RAD) and the US’ Archives, Personal Papers, and Manuscripts (APPM) – with each other and with the broader international standard of ISAD(G) (General International Standard Archival Description). The anticipated final product of the CUSTARD project will be a new standard for rules governing description of archival holdings. The first tangible product is a “statement of principles” concerning archival description, which will guide the final development of descriptive rules. A complete draft of the CUSTARD rules should be available for review by June 2003, with publication expected in 2004. The new standard being developed will guide the future of archival description.
Jimerson, R.C. (2002), "Saving room for CUSTARD", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 18 No. 4, pp. 173-177. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650750210450103Download as .RIS
MCB UP Ltd
Copyright © 2002, MCB UP Limited