The question raised regarding mapping turns on another question. In your Dublin Core record, are you describing the finding aid (if so map to <eadheader>) or are you describing the collection (if so map to <ead> or, more precisely, to <archdesc> elements)?
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I am seeking opinions in the matter of relatedencoding preferences. I'm
interested in hearing justifications for mapping to either Dublin Core or
MARC (or mixed practices using both). I understand the potential for using
mapping to MARC for the creation of catalog records. What do people see as
the purposes of mapping to Dublin Core? Do you consider it more
far-reaching in its potential for future harvesting? If so, how?
The EAD Cookbook recommends setting mapping to MARC21 in <ead> but the RLG
guidelines seems to suggest that Dublin Core be used for <eadheader> and
MARC for <archdesc>.
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