Re: Past Perfect – objects vs. archive


Assuming an archival candidate is general a collection of paper based objects, I take the view that an intra-relationship of all objects, within a archive must exist. A “Work Order” as a 2D item is, in my view, an Object unless it is part of sequential grouping of “Work Orders” relating to the same event. This archival grouping may, in turn, be part of a greater collection – Joe’s Life History – but then on an inter-relational bases. A single document will in most cases be cataloged as an Object. The content of the document would define it’s purpose relative to the Lexicon and in turn, its source, to the Collection.