Manual of Archival Description
n. (MAD, abbr.)A British guideline for describing archival collections written by Michael Cook and Margaret Proctor.
NotesA third edition was published by Gower in 2000.
CitationsHaworth 1993, p. 58 MAD is intended to be a standard for the production of finding aids; it has rejected the bibliographic model as a standard for archival description. . . . MAD's focus on more rigorous models for output reflects perhaps the British archival tradition, where more emphasis has been placed on classification schemes and custodianship than on description.