Canadian-United States Task Force on Archival Description (CUSTARD)

Historical Date: 
A project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation, that attempted to reconcile Archives, Personal Papers, and Manuscripts (APPM), the Canadian Rules for Archival Description (RAD), and the General International Standard Archival Description (ISAD(G)) to create a set of descriptive rules that can be used with EAD and MARC 21. The Task Force's work led directly to the creation of Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS).
Timeline Placement Date: 
January 1, 2000 - January 20, 2004