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Manual of Archival Description

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MAD
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MAD

n. (MAD, abbr.) ~ A British guideline for describing archival collections written by Michael Cook and Margaret Proctor.

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A third edition was published by Gower in 2000.

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(Hayworth 1993, p. 58) MAD is intended to be a standard for the production of finding aids; it has rejected the bibliographic model as a standard for archival description. . . . MAD's focus on more rigorous models for output reflects perhaps the British archival tradition, where more emphasis has been placed on classification schemes and custodianship than on description.