In this module (General International Standard Archival Description) you can create or edit the descriptions of archival units at the levels of fonds, subfonds and series. To create fonds, subfonds and series, see chapter 2.1.3. Arcival Unit. To edit your ISAD(G) description, the Archival Structure must be produced in the appropriate module of the AMS.

To find the collection or unit of archival collection to be described in the list of archival units, you can search for the Reference Code or title in the query box at the top left. In this field you are able to search for fonds, sub-fonds and series. Read more on Grid of Records.

There will be a single fonds, there may be a single, multiple, or no sub-fonds, depending on the collection, and there may be a single or multiple series.

For each level of the collection’s archival hierarchy, at a minimum, the mandatory fields in each of the description areas outlined in this section, will need to be completed.

Please keep in mind that the more thorough your description, the higher the chances that the collection being described will be found in the catalog and then used by OSA’s researchers.

The metadata fields in this section are similar to those found in the ISAAR section. This is because the two standards are meant to be used in conjunction and were produced together by the same governing body, The International Council on Archives.

The fileds of metadata tabs can be accessed by using the Action Buttons.

Fill the fields in the following Tabs:

Written by Leposa Balázs on Thursday August 27, 2020 - updated on Sunday January 17, 2021