From Anne Mitchell, LC Prints and Photographs Division:
Here is a clarification on the issue of subsections in the scope and content
note. It seems like more of a question than an actual bug. I'll try to
The current situation:
Our finding aid contains a very long scope and content note (3 pages),
which is divided into six subsections (e.g., "Photographs", "Cartoon Drawings,
Prints, Illustration Drawings", "Color Transparencies" . . . ). The way we
have tagged <scopecontent> is by opening <scopecontent> for the entire
section, followed a <head> (only one allowed for whole section), followed by
<p>s. Using this model, we had to tag each subsection head and corresponding
descriptive paragraphs as separate <p>s, which doesn't link these elements
together in any way.
What we need:
A way to tie subsections of <scopecontent> to corresponding subheadings,
because we would like users viewing the finding aid to have a way of going
straight to a subsection, without having to scroll through multiple "pages" of
text. We would like the subheadings tagged in a way that makes it possible to
display and select subsections of the Scope and Content note with an
electronic "table of contents".
- Is there a possibility that this situation could be remedied by the
- Is there an alternate way of tagging using the current DTD that would
give us the results we're looking for?
- Do we need to change the EAD to handle subsections the way we need
We don't necessarily need form/genre access to these subsections, just a
simple option for "lumping" subsections together within <scopecontent>.
I hope this helps!