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This week's term: custodial history
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custodial history

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n. ~ the succession of entities who held a certain body of archival materials

Notes
Custodial history can be used to describe both physical possession and intellectual ownership and to provide details of changes of ownership or custody that are significant in terms of authority, integrity, and interpretation.
 
Related Terms
chain of custody
provenance
 
Categories
Basic Archival Science, Theory and Principles
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