ESSArch is based on OAIS (Open Archival Information System, ISO 14721:2003) and further on developed to include both PreIngest and PreAccess functions, Storage Methodes and flexibility to add any metadata standard required. The main conceptual functions are based on traditional archiving preservation processes.
ESSArch supports the specifications used by the National Archives of Sweden (FGS) and Norway we also have strong support for the EARK-specifications which we also have contributed to.
ESSArch offers a complete solutions for archival collections management. It adheres to ICA standards (ISAAR-CPF, ISAD-G, ISDF) and has functionality for managing accessions, locations, classifications and preservation planning of archival holdings.
Describes corporate bodies, persons or families that are associated with the creation and maintenance of archives, such as creator, donor or custodian. ESSArch adheres to ISAAR (CPF), 2nd Edition and comes with a standard set of controlled vocabularies for typed fields which can be customized or supplemented by additional values. Authority Records are created and controlled separately from archival (resource) descriptions in ESSArch and are associated by linking.
By default there is three main types of Authority records in ESSArch:
These three main types can be further subdivided by the organization needs or other requirements of subdivision i.e. Corporate body - State agency Family - Royal Family The ICA Standards section in ESSArchs documentation provides a detailed cross-walk of the entry fields of an authority record in ESSArch, their relation to ISAAR-CPF and default values available from a standard installation.
Archival Descriptions identifies and explains the context and content of archival materials in order to promote its accessibility. ESSArch adheres to ISAD (G), 2nd Edition and comes with a standard set of controlled vocabularies for typed fields which can be customized or supplemented by additional values. Archival descriptions are created and controlled separately from authority records in ESSArch and are associated by linking.
Structures are a basis for the arrangement, classification and description of records and can in be filing plans, business process classifications description of functions or basically any other classification system that can be represented as either a flat or a tree hierarchy structure. Structures in ESSArch largely based upon ISDF 1st edition For a detailed crosswalk between ESSArch and ISDF please see the ICA Standards section of the documentation