Multi Level Optimum + Added Value Encoded Archival Description EAD/Encoded Archival Context EAC Descriptions in the Absence of Describing Archives a Content Standard DACS Guidance

16 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2019

Date Written: August 2012

Abstract

The UCLA Civil Rights Project (collection 0787) has been processed using localized archival description rules for court cases. These rules adhere to a micro-descriptive scheme designed to enhance and further develop new methods and tools to:

- extract and assemble archival authority descriptions - enhance methods for matching and combining records describing the same case - develop methods for accommodating descriptive data - add geographic coordinates to places where court related documents circulate - develop timeline or map rendering of chronological biographies or histories - enable users to query social professional networks - develop graphical displays of complex, dense networks - develop graphical displays of organizational charts - develop sequential displays of legal organizations / actions merging or dividing

This document discusses current limitations existing archival descriptive frameworks - DACS - and the work of UCLA staff to compensate for the gaps in the professional standard. We look forward to starting a conversation within the archival community (especially those currently working with litigation records) on revisions and amendments.

Keywords: Encoded Archival Description, Encoded Archival Context, legal records, litigation, courts

Suggested Citation

Felker, Christopher Daniel, Multi Level Optimum + Added Value Encoded Archival Description EAD/Encoded Archival Context EAC Descriptions in the Absence of Describing Archives a Content Standard DACS Guidance (August 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2159346 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2159346

Christopher Daniel Felker (Contact Author)

UC San Diego Health ( email )

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La Jolla, CA 92093-0112
United States

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