Implementing {DACS:} A Case Study

TitleImplementing {DACS:} A Case Study
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsNielsen, EA
JournalArchival Outlook
Date Publishedapr
Type of ArticlePreprint
KeywordsArchival description, Standards
AbstractDescribing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) is the professional standard for the content of archival description by U.S. archivists. Published in 2004 and approved by the SAA Council in March 2005, it is the first U.S. standard for the content of archival finding aids. This brief case study of implementation in the Oregon State University (OSU) Archives will illustrate one approach to standardization of archival description.