Indexing of archival records
As essential part of archival work, indexing is the basis for the public use of historical sources by interested parties.
Depending on the value of information and the degree of use to be expected, the classification and itemisation of information contained in archived documents is done to a varying extent and with regard to personal and financial resources as well as technical capacities available. Add to this the inhomogeneous or even nonexistent rules for indexing, a standardised presentation of archival records across several institutions, let alone countries, becomes impossible, severely impeding especially their online researchability.
ENArC supports and inititates strategies and programmes to define common standards for indexing and presenting archival records. For information on our activities click here.