We enclose it in the <unitdate> tags because this facilitates the generation
of programs which can identify which records don't have a date. Further, if
dates are assigned to these records in the future, then they would be easy
to find.

Chris Kutler

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> From:         Stephanie Ashley[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Reply To:     Encoded Archival Description List
> Sent:         23 April 2002 14:18
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> Subject:      undated material
> How are people encoding "n.d." or "undated" for undated material? Do you
> enclose it in <unitdate> tags (even though it's not a date), or make it
> part of the <unittitle>. I've consulted several best practice guidelines,
> and the list archives, but can't find anything that addresses this
> specifically. Thanks for any input,
> Stephanie
> Stephanie Ashley
> Project Archivist
> Archives of American Art
> Smithsonian Institution
> 202-275-1672
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