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351  Organization and Arrangement of Materials (R)

       

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‡a Organization (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡b Arrangement  (R) Required if applicable/Required if applicable
‡c Hierarchical level (NR) Optional/Optional
‡3 Materials specified (NR) Optional/Optional




Definition

Information about the organization and arrangement of a collection of items. For instance, for computer files, the file structure and sort sequence; for visual materials, the arrangement of the collection.

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‡a Organization   The manner in which the items have been subdivided into smaller units (e.g., as record groups divided into series and series into subseries). Use also for individual series titles.
351     ‡c Series; ‡a Organized into five subseries; ‡b Arranged by form of material.
351     ‡3 Diaries and notebooks ‡a Organized into four series: I. Youth, 1846-1852. II Early Career, 1853-1865. III. Political Life, 1866-1895. IV. Retirement, 1896-1903; ‡b Chronological arrangement.
351     ‡3 Records ‡a Organized into four subgroups; ‡b Arranged by office of origin.
351     ‡3 Permits for fishery operations 1914-24 ‡c Subseries; ‡b Alphabetical by state then by year of renewal and within year by permit number.
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Use for information about the file structure. When the organization is dependent on the software of a particular database management system, the name of the software or the system is given.

351     SPSS system file.
351     System 2000.
‡b Arrangement   Terms used to describe the pattern of arrangement of materials within a unit, such as alphabetical, chronological, by country, by office of origin, etc.
351     Fixed-length, nonhierarchical; ‡b Month by carrier code and flight number.
351     Rectangular; ‡b Enumeration district and block group tract within county within state.
351     Hierarchical; ‡b Geographic area or cruise number.
351     ‡b Includes general records, 1898-1945 (922 ft.); other records relating to the Philippine Islands, 1897-1938 (47 ft.); library records, 1868-1945 (685 ft.); miscellaneous records, 1898-1937 (49 ft.); and audiovisual records, 1898-1939 (14,570 items).
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Use for information about the sort sequence.

351     ‡b Alphabetical by surname.
‡c Hierarchical level   The hierarchical position of the items relative to each other with the same provenance (e.g., group, subgroup, packaging unit, folder or item).
351     ‡c Series; ‡a Organized into five subseries; ‡b Arranged by form of material.
351     ‡c Series; ‡b Alphabetical by sitter.
‡3 Materials specified   Distinguishes a subset of the described materials. Determine placement according to use.
351     ‡3 Thirty-one units of original materials ‡b Numbered series, kept in the order in which they arrived.

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