II World Congress of CDS/ISIS Users

Date: September 20th-23rd 2005

History ways – Memory Testimonies

The experience for the revitalization of the historical records of the Instituto Histórico e Artístico de Paraty, RJ – Brazil gave a very rich opportunity on usisng CDS-ISIS for Windows y GenISIS DB Publishing. The project began in 2003 by an agreement with the Núcleo de Documentação of the Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói,RJ, Brazil. The majority of the documents are from 19th century and they are notary documents of the Town Hall. The project used the ISAD(G) and ISAAR standards to structure and normalize the archivistic description, as also to maintain the descriptive focus from the general to the particular; making possible to describe a fond in general and by the different parts. The project intend to organize the r ecords by an extended plan of preventive conservation of the documents, Information identification and description and Information retrieval through the Web to give open access for researchers and the society.