On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 1:54 PM, MicheleR <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> So <langmaterial><language> is listed as a DACS minimum requirement (section
> 4.5) and the RLG EAD Best Practices Guide lists it as "Mandatory."
> What does one do for this information element if the collection consists
> entirely of, say, photographs without captions or any written material?
> Does one match it to the language of the overall finding aid, up in
Such collections should have their specified as "No linguistic
content." If you're using the langcode attribute to include ISO 639-2
language codes, it should be specified as "zxx".
Mark A. Matienzo
Digital Archivist, Manuscripts and Archives
Yale University Library