DCRM(MSS) provides guidelines and instructions for the description of individual textual manuscripts. The term “manuscript” includes unpublished textual items in handwriting, typescript, or computer printout. For manuscript maps and manuscript music, it is recommended to use standards specific to those materials, applying DCRM(MSS) as appropriate. DCRM(MSS) is intended to serve as a companion standard to Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), which is primarily for collection-level description, and as a modern counterpart to Descriptive Cataloging of Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Manuscripts (AMREMM), which is primarily for describing manuscripts of the pre-modern, scriptorium era. Printed books, serials, and graphic materials are out of scope.
Meeting Type: Committee Meeting
Interests: Archives, Cataloging, Guidelines and Standards, Special Collections
Library Type: Academic, Research Library
Cost: Included with full conference registration.