Description Section

The SAA Description Section provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas about all aspects of archival description among those responsible for, involved in, or interested in description projects, descriptive standards, and descriptive systems.

Membership in the Description Section is open to any member of the Society of American Archivists with an interest in archival description, descriptive standards, or descriptive systems. 



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News & Announcements

The Description Section is electing a Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Secretary, and a Member-at-Large.
The Description Section is electing a Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and a Member-at-Large.
The newest edition of Descriptive Notes is now available! Highlights from this issue include: increasing access to collections with MARC records; the challenge of describing collections without context; and insight into writing the biographical/historical note. Enjoy!
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