I'm planning for the conversion of a set of EAD1.0 finding aids to
EAD2002. In EAD1.0, the type attribute could have the attributes bulk,
inclusive or single. In EAD2002, this list is restricted to bulk or
inclusive. For dates previously marked as single, is it correct to not
include a type attribute, rather than using type="inclusive"? The
conversion tools available from
<http://www.archivists.org/saagroups/ead/> add a datechar="single"
attribute, which I'm not sure I like in this situation.
So I'm thinking for a single date, something like <unitdate
normal="19940802">August 2, 1994</unitdate> is sufficient to get the
meaning across. Does that sound reasonable?
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