I have a question about the Archives, Personal Papers, & Manuscripts (APPM) standard. The company that I work for, IDC Publishers (in the Netherlands) has used this standard in past for the bibliographic description of archival collections, next to EAD of course as a data format. My question is about the current status of APPM. I noticed that the current version of Cataloger's Desktop of the Library of Congress does no longer include a description of the APPM standard. I have also been unable to locate a on-line version of APPM elsewhere. Does anybody know if this standard is still actively maintained? And do many institutions still use APPM for the actual description of archives, also on item level?
Leiden, The Netherlands