This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of advanced archival descriptive techniques. Focuses on the development and use of bibliographic standards to create and exchange data concerning historical records. Particular emphases include the MARC AMC format; introduction to such Web-compatible technologies as Standard Generalized Markup Language and Extensible Markup Language; the history, development, and future of Encoded Archival Description; and the administrative and technical considerations involved in digital reformatting.
Advanced Archival Description syllabus
This course will be required for the Archives concentration if the new curriculum is approved.