Dictionary Working Group

The Dictionary Working Group maintains and updates Dictionary of Archives Terminology, which has its basis in A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology (SAA, 2005).

I. Purpose:

The Working Group's purpose is to establish and maintain mechanisms and procedures for allowing periodic updates and contributions of new content to the Dictionary and to ensure that this important resource adheres to the highest quality professional standards.

II. Working Group Selection, Size, and Length of Term

The Working Group consists of nine members, including one representative from the Publications Board. Working Group members serve staggered four-year terms with the possibility of reappointment. The Vice President, on behalf of the Council and with the recommendation of the Working Group, makes new appointments and appoints the chair.

III. Duties and Responsibilities:

The Working Group has the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement effective mechanisms and procedures for soliciting contributions of new content to the Dictionary.
  • Develop and implement effective mechanisms and procedures to ensure periodic review and update of Dictionary content as appropriate.
  • Vet content for accuracy and consistency before addition to the Dictionary.

IV. Reporting:

The Working Group reports to the Council annually and upon request.

Adopted by the SAA Council: August 22, 2011
Revised: August 2012, January 2014