International Standard Archival Description (General) [ISAD(G)]

Developed by the International Council on Archives (ICA).

The General International Standard Archival Description (ISAD(G)) is a content model developed by ICA. ISAD(G) provides guidelines for creating descriptions of archival materials, establishing a model based on the principle of respect des fonds within a multi-level description. ISAD(G) defines 26 elements in seven areas of a descriptive record (Identity Statement, Context, Content and Structure, Condition of Access and Use, Allied Materials, Note, and Description Control), and provides general content guidelines. The ISAD(G) content model, along with the International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families (ISAAR(CPF)), serves as the foundation of Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS).

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