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RAD

n. (RAD, abbr.) ~ A standard for the description of archival fonds.

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Prepared under the direction of the Planning Committee on Descriptive Standards, a committee of the Bureau of Canadian Archivists, representing L'Association des archivistes du Québec, the Association of Canadian Archivists. Published by Bureau of Canadian Archivists, 1990.

Citations:
(RAD 1990, p. xv) RAD provides archivists with a set of rules which 'aim to provide a consistent and common foundation for the description of archival material within a fonds, based on traditional archival principles.' [citing Rule 0.1] ¶ It is essential, therefore, that archivists using these rules in their descriptive work remember that they are an extension of AACR2R to cover materials in archives that are part of a fonds. In some cases RAD modified or augments an AACR2R rule; in other cases the rules are equivalent to AACR2.