Jenny Bunn posted a new announcement10 months ago

Results of the ARA SAT consultation on Records in Contexts

Please find below the text of the response that was sent to EGAD. Introduction – How this response was formulated. On 17 November 2016, around 20...

Section for Archives and Technology

Additional comments received: This field would work for us where we only hold digital copies of analogue originals held elsewhere – and this is our...

Additional comments received: Didn’t see overlap so much. We interpret scheduling actions to do with de-accessioning rather than planned...

Jenny Bunn replied to 3.1.3 Date 1 year ago

Additional comments received: We prefer date created as cannot argue that intention to create existed then. Is best indicator of when the record...

Jenny Bunn replied to 3.1.2 Title 1 year ago

Additional comments received: Have already had the experience of failure to ingest due to excessive length of original file names necessitating...

Additional comments received: Reference as unique identifier often does not reflect hierarchy – many repositories maintain physical control with the...

We also had a question about databases: if the digital record was a database or dataset, where would you put or construct the data dictionary (the...

Additional comments received: There were reservations about putting an audit trail of preservation actions in the archive history field. For one...

Jenny Bunn replied to 3.1.3 Date 1 year ago

Additional comments received: -The idea of a pop-up asking users to enter or confirm dates if they’ve looked at an item (p.8) was intriguing and...

Additional comments received: The point about having multiple identifiers could maybe stress more the need for human readable identifiers as well as...

(posted on behalf of Natalie Adams) I share your reservation about relying on scope/content to overcome difficulties with ‘title’. Scope notes can...

Jenny Bunn replied to 3.1.3 Date 1 year ago

(posted on behalf of Natalie Adams) I like your suggestion of a non-mandatory ‘meaningful’ date field- this would be a good solution.

Jenny Bunn replied to 3.1.2 Title 1 year ago

(Posted on behalf of Natalie Adams) I completely agree that this is a tricky issue and an essential one. I share your reservations about using...

Thanks Mark. Take your point and this sounds like a good aim for the next phase. You are right of course, we are more at guesses than guidelines in...

Jenny Bunn posted a new announcement1 year ago

Contribute to the Best Guess Guidelines for Cataloguing Born Digital Material

Following a speed writing workshop held at a UKAD Workshop in 18th March 2016, a draft document was created entitled 'Best Guess Guidelines for...

Best Guess Guidelines for Cataloguing Born Digital Material
Jenny Bunn posted a new discussion1 year ago

3.7.3 Date(s) of descriptions

ISAD(G) says: Purpose - To indicate when this description was prepared and/or revised Rule - Record the date(s) the entry was prepared and/or...

Best Guess Guidelines for Cataloguing Born Digital Material
Jenny Bunn posted a new discussion1 year ago

3.7.2 Rules or conventions

ISAD(G) says: Purpose - To identify protocols on which description based Rule – Record the international, national, and/or local rules or...

Best Guess Guidelines for Cataloguing Born Digital Material
Jenny Bunn posted a new discussion1 year ago

3.7.1 Archivist's note

ISAD(G) says: Purpose – To explain how the description was prepared and by whom Rule – Record notes on sources consulted in preparing the...

Best Guess Guidelines for Cataloguing Born Digital Material