I should welcome opinions on the appropriate EAD elements for the
following data elements. John Rylands Library has used a set of
in-house data elements, most of which have a direct correspondence
with EAD elements. The following three elements however do not:
1. Location of dating/creation: this is used where the location of a
record's dating or creation is stated or inferred in a document.
2. Diplomatic: information on the diplomatic form of archival
material including technical form (e.g. deed poll,
holograph letter, carbon copy), language, script and means of
3. Exhibition Record: in a number of cases, archival material in our
repository has been used in internal and external exhibitions.
This is normally recorded in our lists, including dates and places of
exhibition and whether originals or reproductions were used.
I should also be interested to know of anybody's experience of
listing deeds in EAD, and what elements have been used etc.
Although I have my own views on which EAD elements should be used
in these cases, I should welcome the views of others who use similar
Department of Special Collections,
John Rylands University Library of Manchester
Manchester M3 3EH