Arrangement and Description
Nipissing University Archives and Special Collections: Guide to Archival Arrangement and Description
A Manual for Small Archives, Chapter 4: Organizing Archival Material
Rules for Archival Description (RAD)
Rules for Archival Description (Revised Version 2008). You can choose to download the entire manual or just specific chapters.
Basic RAD: An Introduction to the Preparation of Fonds- and Series-level Descriptions
International Descriptive StandardsGeneral International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives, 2011, 2nd ed.
International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives, 2011, 2nd ed.
A Manual for Small Archives, Chapter 5: Describing Archival Material
RAD Physical Description Builder University of Northern British Columbia Archives
Society of American Archivists: Metadata Best Practices for Trans and Gender Diverse Resources
Sample DescriptionsMemoryBC - British Columbia Archival Information Network
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