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Useful resources

ISAD(G) 2

International Council on Archives, Committee on Descriptive Standards, 'History of the International Council on Archives Committee on Descriptive Standards', International Council on Archives, Committee on Descriptive Standards website.
URL: http://www.icacds.org.uk/eng/history.htm

International Council on Archives, Committee on Descriptive Standards, General International Standard Archival Description, Second Edition (2000).
URL: http://www.ica.org/biblio.php?pdocid=1

Library of Congress Standards

The Library of Congress, 'Cataloguing and Acquisitions', The Library of Congress website.
URL: http://www.loc.gov/aba/

Network Development and MARCS Standard Office, Metadata Encoding & Transmission Standard (METS) website.
URL: http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/
Note: An XML schema which provides a framework for encoding descriptive, administrative, and structural metadata. METS is being developed by the Digital Library Federation (DLF) and is maintained by the Library of Congress. METS has been adopted by an increasing number of digital repositories.

Network Development and MARCS Standard Office, Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS) website.
URL: http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/
An XML schema of bibliographic elements for describing objects.

Rules for personal, corporate and family names

Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2), Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2), Second Edition (2002; Revison 2005 Update).
URL: http://www.aacr2.org/
Note: AACR2 is a bibliographic standard widely used in libraries. Useful for personal, corporate, and place names.

International Council on Archives, Committee on Descriptive Standards, International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, Second Edition (2003).
URL: http://www.ica.org/biblio.php?pdocid=144

National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names (1997).
URL: http://www.ncaonline.org.uk/materials/namingrules.pdf

Rules for geographic names

Getty Vocabulary Program, 'Thesaurus of Geographic Names', The Getty website.
URL: http://www.getty.edu/research/conducting_research/vocabularies/tgn/index.html
Note: The Thesaurus of Geographic Names is also known as the Getty Thesaurus or TGN, and is useful as a source for the current, English-language form of place names. The TGN is useful for searching for information on UK counties prior to the 1974 boundary changes, and their current names. It is best to use TGN's preferred form for making the choice of name, and as a basis for AACR2 or NCA rules index terms, rather than using TGN directly.

Authority files

Encoded Archival Context Working Group, Encoded Archival Context (EAC) website.
URL: http://www.iath.virginia.edu/eac/
Note: EAC is a formal method of 'encoding descriptions of persons, corporate bodies, and families responsible for the creation of records and other resources, where such descriptions provide context for understanding and interpreting the records and resources'.

Gillman, Peter, National Name Authority File: Report to the National Council on Archives (British Library Board, 1998).
URL: http://www.ncaonline.org.uk/materials/nationalnameauthorityfile.pdf

Linking and Exploring Authority Files (LEAF), LEAF website.
URL: http://www.crxnet.com/leaf/
Note: LEAF was a three year project (2001-2004). It is co-funded within the Information Society Technologies Programme of the Fifth Framework of the European Commission. LEAF developed a model architecture for establishing links between distributed authority records and providing access to them.

Archival network projects

Aim25, Aim25 website.
URL: http://www.aim25.ac.uk/
Note: Aim25 provides electronic access to collection level descriptions of the archives of over fifty higher education institutions and learned societies within the Greater London area.

Archives Hub, 'Data Creation', Archives Hub website.
URL: http://www.archiveshub.ac.uk/arch/dc.shtml
Note: the Archives Hub provides guidance to archivists submitting archival descriptions to the service. The Hub also provides an online template which renders an ISAD(G) collection level description to EAD 2002. The Hub's website also maintains a register of forthcoming training events relevant to archivists.

Archives Network Wales, Archives Network Wales website.
URL: http://www.archivesnetworkwales.info/
Note: Archives Network Wales allows easy searching of collections held by record offices, universities, museums and libraries in Wales.

CASBAH Project, 'About the CASBAH Project', Casbah website.
URL: http://www.casbah.ac.uk/about_project.stm
Note: the CASBAH Project maintains a website for locating resources relating to Caribbean Studies and the history of Black and Asian people in the United Kingdom.

The Genesis project, Genesis website.
URL: http://www.genesis.ac.uk/
Note: Genesis is a mapping initiative for women's history collections from libraries, archives and museums from around the British Isles.

The National Archives, 'Access 2 Archives (A2A) programme', The National Archives website.
URL: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/partnerprojects/a2a/standards.htm
Note: The National Archives offers useful advice on standards, which was created for repositories wishing to participate in the Access to Archives (A2A) programme. A2A is a national database of catalogues from over 340 repositories in England. In order for the project to operate successfully all contributors need to conform to common professional and technical standards. The National Archives sets out the basic editorial standards to which catalogues sent for inclusion in A2A must conform. These standards interpret the General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G) in the context of A2A.

Scottish Archive Network (SCAN), Scottish Archive Network website.
URL: http://www.scan.org.uk/
Note: The Scottish Archive Network (SCAN) provides access to collection level descriptions for historical records held in fifty-two Scottish archives.

Descriptive cataloguing and EAD

Archives Hub, 'Encoded Archival Description', Archives Hub website.
URL: http://www.archiveshub.ac.uk/arch/ead.shtml

Fox, Michael J., The EAD Cookbook: 2002 Edition (July 2003)
URL: www.archivists.org/saagroups/ead/resources/ead2002cookbook/EAD2002cookbook.pdf

Network Development and MARC Standards Office, Encoded Archival Description (EAD) Version 2002 website.
URL: http://www.loc.gov/ead
Includes the DTD, the Tag Library, and Application Guidelines

RLG EAD Advisory Group, RLG Best Practice Guidelines for Encoded Archival Description (August 2002).
URL: http://www.rlg.org/en/pdfs/bpg.pdf

Archiving emails

Boudrez, Filip and Van den Eynde, Sofie, DAVID: Archiving e-mail, Version 1.0 (August 2002).
URL: http://www.expertisecentrumdavid.be/davidproject/teksten/Rapporten/Report4.pdf

CALO Project, 'Enron Email Dataset', Carnegie Mellon University website.
URL: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~enron/

Pennock, Maureen,'Curating E-mails: A life-cycle approach to the management and preservation of e-mail messages', DCC Curation Manual Instalment (July 2006).
URL: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resource/curation-manual/chapters/curating-e-mails/curating-e-mails.pdf

Web archiving

Bailey, Steve and Thompson, Dave, 'UKWAC: Building the UK's First Public Web Archive', D-Lib Magazine, 12, 1 (January 2006).
URL: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january06/thompson/01thompson.html

Beresford, Philip, 'UKWAC - the first two years', DPC Forum on Web Archiving (12 June 2006).
URL: http://www.dpconline.org/docs/events/060612Beresford.pdf

Bevan, Paul, 'Archiving the 2005 UK General Election', DPC Forum on Web Archiving (12 June 2006).
URL: http://www.dpconline.org/docs/events/060612Bevan.pdf

National Library of Australia, 'Web Archiving', Preserving Access to Digital Information (PADI) website.
URL: http://www.nla.gov.au/padi/topics/92.html
Provides a survey of web archiving initiatives by national libraries around the world.

National Library of Australia and Partners, PANDORA: Australia's web archive website.
URL: http://pandora.nla.gov.au

UK Web Archiving Consortium , UK Web Archiving Consortium website.
URL: www.webarchive.org.uk

General

Rumsey, Salley et al., Scoping Study on Repository Version Identification (RIVER), Final Report, v.05, Draft Final Report (31 March 2006).
URL: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/uploaded_documents/RIVER%20Final%20Report.pdf

Descriptive metadata extraction

Data Fountains Project, Data Fountains website.
URL: http://datafountains.ucr.edu/

New Zealand Digital Library, Keyphrase Extraction Algorithm (KEA)website.
URL: http://www.nzdl.org/Kea/