The terminological dimension of provenance description in the Multilingual Archival Terminology - ICA
Some translation problems
Parole chiave:Archival Knowledge Organization, Archival terminology, Provenance
The principle of provenance is occupying a nuclear position in Archival Science during the last two centuries but it assumes different configurations in different geographic areas what brings significant problems to its translation, especially in multilingual instruments. Thus, a problem of terminological nature is revealed, as this principle is suitable to the area in several different ways, evoking different concepts, often unfolding or reconfiguring. Therefore, we analyze the “archival principles” presented in International Council on Archives (ICA) Multilingual Archival Terminology in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, in order to identify their terminological configuration as well as their equivalents. The results show that provenance is a complex principle, which includes other sub-principles (such as respect for the original order), an aspect that varies depending on the cultural environment of each of the languages involved.