Collection Description: Why, and Whither?. Ronald Milne. Collection Description. The concept is not new Archivists have been compiling collection descriptions of archival collections for many years (fonds level description)
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Why, and Whither?
Weimar 23 November 2005
The term “collection” can be applied to:
May include manuscripts, archival material, printed books, CDs, digital surrogates of physical items, collections of ‘born digital’ material …
RSLP Collection description model (simplified view)
See also: Powell, Heaney and Dempsey: RSLP Collection Description D-Lib Magazine September 2000. <http://www.dlib.org/dlib/september00/powell/09powell.html>
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