The <dsc> tag has a required attribute, "type". There are 4 options for
type: "analyticover", "combined", "in-depth" and "othertype". Here in
the Bodleian we are not sure what the first 3 terms mean, as they are
not in use in UK repositories, where finding aids are often called "lists"
or "catalogues" or "handlists", with no clearcut commonly understood
semantic distinction. We therefore are tending to use "othertype"
here. I expect it's just a question of terminology, but it would be nice
if we could use the right attribute for our <dsc>s.
So - could anyone explain what types of finding aids the first 3
attributes refer to?
Sarah J A Flynn
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