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Amy,

The list of values for the @type in container was discontinued because it
was too limiting--witness your need to use the @othertype for the purpose
you describe.  Without the presence of the @type value list, @othertype
became unnecessary. You may now supply your own words for the @type value,
so if "box-folder-item" worked for you in @othertype, you can now use it in
@type.

Kris Kiesling
Head, Technical and Digital Services
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Drawer 7219
21st Street and Guadalupe
Austin, TX  78713-7219
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From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of
Amy McCrory
Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2003 7:38 AM
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Subject: alternate container markup in EAD 2002


Up till now, I've been using the @othertype attribute in the <container>
element in order to accommodate finding aids that assign "box-folder-item"
markup to individual items in collections.  Looking through the 2002 DTD, I
see that this attribute has been discontinued.  What avenues are available
for doing this sort of markup?  In the 2002 Tab Library there is an example
of a finding aid with some item-level description; however, it assumes one
item per folder, so only box-folder numbers are used.  Some of our finding
aids describe multiple items in a single container, so each item is
numbered separately.  For instance: Folder 1--Item 1, Folder 1--Item 2, etc.

Has anyone found a way to handle this, in the absence of the othertype
attribute?

Amy McCrory
Archivist, Cartoon Research Library
023L Wexner Center
(614) 292-0538
EAD Specialist, Special Collections Cataloging
036 Main Library
(614) 292-8114
The Ohio State University Libraries
Columbus, OH 43210