A Survey on Capabilities of UNIMARC and IRANMARC for Archival Recourses Management on the Basis of Specialists Viewpoints

Mortaza Kokabi, Saeed Rezaei Sharifabadi, Farideh Osareh, Amir Reza Asnafi


If archival centers organize archival resources on the basis of safe and global archivalstandards, then they will be useful for scholars. Bibliographic relations are important and essential in organizing and managing of archives. These relations are predicted for books in libraries by UNIMARC and IRANMARC. So, current research has studied on capabilities of UNIMARC and IRANMARC for management of archival materials. Findings revealed that on the basis of Specialists' viewpoints  basically UNIMARC and IRANMARC did not focus on hierarchical rules for archival materials. It seems that although UNIMARC is comprehensive for organizing library materials, it cannot provide necessary details for description, identification and classification of all complex relations in archival collections.

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