Delete an archival description

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Main Page > User manual > Add/edit content > Add/edit archival descriptions > Delete an existing archival description

Delete an archival description

Click the Delete button in the button block
  1. Navigate to the description you want to delete.For more information on navigation in ICA-AtoM, see access content
  2. Click the delete button in the button block
  3. ICA-AtoM prompts you to confirm the delete request; click "OK"
  4. ICA-AtoM deletes the record and returns you to the parent record of the deleted description or to the browse page if the deleted record was a top-level description.

Consequences of deleting an archival description:

  • If the record has lower-level descriptions registered to it, all the lower-level records are also deleted - i.e. if you delete a series, any sub-series, files, or items that belong to the series will also be deleted
  • Any date events associated with the description are deleted
  • The authority record of the associated creator is not deleted
  • The archival institution record of the associated repository is not deleted
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