A few suggestions intersperesed, based on my stretching of EAD:
> I should welcome opinions on the appropriate EAD elements for the
> following data elements.
> 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.
I have used a note element, with an attribute set to "datenote" - the stylesheet represents it as an icon
so it can be popped up if anyone really wants to read the entire justification for our dating. See our
Durham Dean & Chapter Muniments, Medieval Accounting Material, passim, for the usage.
> 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
At a guess, <genreform> for type of document, <note encodinganalog="ISADG4.4"> (or some variant
thereof) for language of item. Script etc, where I have used it, has been in the sub-elements of
<physdesc> (try <physfacet> and set a different attribute for each). For means of authentication,
perhaps try the same approach as the date note above.
> 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.
Put it in <odd>.
> 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
My too extensive experience of listing deeds is that they are very repetitive and tedious. If you really
want a challenge, however, wait until you get to the Inspeximus ...
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