The encoding you supply is how I would approach <scopecontent> within
the component levels as well. However, at the collection level there
may be additional presentational issues for which <abstract> would be
>From: Michael Webb[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
>Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 1997 6:11 PM
>To: Multiple recipients of list EAD
>Subject: Re: EAD Beta version comments
>In answer to Meg Sweet's message (re <Scopecontent> in <did>), Michael Fox
>"The rationale for such a proposal has been that while a lengthy scope
>note is often prepared, sometimes running to multiple pages, one
>would like to be able to include a brief (one or two sentence)
>abstract near the beginning of the inventory as well".
>This is not quite the way we use <scopecontent> at the Bodleian. We are using
>this for the
>description of materials at all levels, whether series or files. We use
><unittitle> for headings of
>series and sub-series, as in the following example:
><did><unitid>MSS. Wilkinson dep. d. 1-83</unitid>
><scopecontent><p>Eighty-three sketchbooks, 1815-<emph
>render="ITALIC">c</emph>.1875, containing pencil and ink sketches, wash
>water-colours of views, buildings, monuments, and miscellaneous subjects.
>were originally numbered in two series by Wilkinson; these series have been
>here and arranged chronologically. Each description lists the places where
>drawings were made and mentions particular subjects they
><C02 level="FILE"><did><unitid>MS. Wilkinson dep. d. 1<unitid>
><physdesc>36 leaves; half red calf, blind-stamped, marbled
><scopecontent><p>Sketchbook, 1815-17, Dawlish, Teignmouth, and Torbay
>including (fol. 16v) notes on the history of
>This may have little bearing on the <scopecontent> within <did> argument, but
>I hope it
>clarifies the Bodleian's position on the use of <scopecontent>.
>Dept. of Western MSS.