The Archives Hub strives to use the most appropriate standards for the structuring and dissemination of content.
International Archival Standards
There are four standards maintained by the International Council on Archives:
ISAD(G): International Standard Archival Description (General)
Used by the Hub contributors when creating descriptions
ISAAR(CPF): International Standard for Archival Authority Records (Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families)
Used for the creation of authority records. The Hub does not yet store authority records.
Encoded Archival Description (Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families) (EAC-CPF) provides a schema to markup ISAAR(CPF) records.
ISDF: International Standard for Describing Functions
The Hub provides for adding functions as index terms. However, the archives community does not have a recognised vocabulary for functions.
ISDIAH: International Standard for Describing Institutions with Archival Holdings
The Hub links to Archon, the directory of archives provided by The National Archives. We are not intending to hold contact details within the Hub, as it makes more sense to use a shared directory.