archival arrangement [English]

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InterPARES Definition

n. ~ The process of identifying archival documents as they belong to groupings within a fonds.

Other Definitions

  • SAA Glossary 2005 (†241 s.v. "arrangement"): n. ~ 1. The process of organizing materials with respect to their provenance and original order, to protect their context and to achieve physical or intellectual control over the materials. - 2. The organization and sequence of items within a collection. ¶ Note: Arrangement is distinguished from classification, which places materials in an order established by someone other than the creator.