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EAD  May 1997

EAD May 1997

Subject:

EAD: The organization and arrangement elements

From:

Alvin Pollock <[log in to unmask]>

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Encoded Archival Description List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Sat, 17 May 1997 12:19:36 -0700

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How should we deal with a finding aid section entitled
"Organization and Arrangement"? Should it be tagged as either
<organization> or <arrangement>, or simply as <odd>, as we treat
other "hybrid" elements? Most of the time we cannot determine
which type of description is more prevalent, i.e. whether it is
mostly organization or mostly arrangement, and it isn't practical
for us to split the section into two separate <organization> and
<arrangement> elements as that would involve significant rewriting.
We almost always encounter these types of sections paired in this
way, never as individual <organization> or <arrangement>. Why can't
EAD have an <orgarrang> tag?

Thanks for any advice.

Alvin Pollock
Electronic Text Unit
UC Berkeley Library