Does anybody have reservations about applying <origination> at the
folder/file/item level in container lists? That is, is anyone reserving its
use for higher level collection co-creators at perhaps the series or
subseries level within container lists? When I search the archives I find
examples of use at the lower level but without questioning if this is
appropriate use of the origination element.
The OAC Best Practice Guidelines (as just one example) , seems ambiguous to
me - does it suggest that creators such as photographers should be stated
using <origination> at the item level?
Mandatory if the creator(s) or collector(s) at the level being described is
different than defined at the <archdesc> or in a parent level. Use one or
more <origination> tags as necessary.
(OAC Guidelines -
Thanks for any thoughts.
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