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A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology

by Richard Pearce-Moses


In 2012, the SAA Council established the Glossary Working Group. Its purpose is to establish and maintain mechanisms and procedures for allowing periodic updates and contributions of new content to A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology and to ensure that this important resource adheres to the highest quality professional standards. Originally published by SAA in 2005 as one of seven volumes in the Archival Fundamentals Series II, the Glossary contains more than 2,000 defined entries, more than 600 lead-in terms, nearly 700 citations from some 280 sources, and is based primarily on archival literature in the United States and Canada.

A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology is copyrighted by the Society of American Archivists.


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