Ah, that's interesting. Maybe the lack of a similar grid reference system in the US means it wasn't
really thought about right at the beginning of EAD.
I'll look at using authfilenumber. Maybe something like:
<geogname rules="ncarules" authfilenumber="ST590730">Bristol</geogname>
But specifying a source here would mean it applies to the place name, not the grid reference. I'm
not sure how to provide the source/rules for both, as they are different.
thanks for the feedback,
Mark A. Matienzo wrote:
> On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 9:54 AM, Jane Stevenson
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Has anyone ever thought about adding grid references to their EAD
>> descriptions? ... However,
>> EAD certainly does not seem to have a way to incorporate them into the
>> I assume there is an equivalent in the States, but I don't know for sure.
> For what it's worth there isn't a grid reference system in the US that
> has widespread adoption like the Ordnance Survey system. Nonetheless,
> there doesn't seem to be a good or obvious way to add them. One
> possibility would be to use either the AUTHFILENUMBER or the NORMAL
> attributes on <geogname/>. I'd be inclined to choose the former.
> There might also be the potential to specify the grid reference as an
> URI, given that the Ordnance Survey has made some data available as
> Linked Data (see ). I'm not sure if they're supporting grid
> references as URIs yet, though.
>  http://data.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/
> Mark A. Matienzo
> Digital Archivist, Manuscripts and Archives
> Yale University Library