On Tue, 30 Nov 1999, mary s dionne wrote:
> If a technician is encoding the records of one person, and that person
> held many titles (ex. President, Social Worker of the Year, etc.), is
> the appropriate tag <title>; if so, where should the title tags be
> placed in the tree?
I don't think, based on the definition for <title> in the Tag Library,
that this would be an appropriate use for the tag. The TL clearly defines
<title> for use as "the formal name of a work, such as a monograph,
serial, or painting, listed in a finding aid." It says nothing about using
it to encode the titles a person was given (e.g., "Social Worker of the
Year") or assumed as part of their position within an organization (e.g.,
"President") during the course of that person's records-generating career.
I guess I don't see what the use of specifically encoding a person's
titles would be anyway. How would you plan to use this encoding in your
system? I assume that information about the titles held by the creator of
your collection would probably appear in some sort of <bioghist> note. If
there isn't a good, systems-based reason for encoding such information, I
would just include it as part of the narrative encoded in <bioghist><p>.
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