عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Purpose: The present research is aimed at identifying descriptive elements of the archival records catalogues at the National Archives of Iran and the level of their conformity with the International Standard Archival Description (ISAD).
Methodology: This research was based on analytical survey. A checklist, the rules of archival standards, and interviews are employed for gathering research data. The results are presented in tables and figures through descriptive statistical methods (frequency and percentage). The research community included researchers and experts in arrangement and description of records, manuals, and cataloging worksheets of the archival records existing in National Library and Archives of Iran.
Findings: This research displays the conformity of descriptive elements in the studied worksheets with ISAD. The research findings also show that information elements including “Author Name” (16.62%) and “Descriptors” (91.26%) are consistent with documentation tools. 8.8% of these information elements are not documented at all. In the eyes of the experts of arrangement and description of documents, cataloging of archival documents based on ISAD has improved the methods of organizing documents.
Conclusion: Applying this standardized method of archival description has led to better retrieval of the related documents.