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Michele R.,
The reality is that the item is identified with location information
in another place in the finding aid.

Therefore, do not use the physloc element.

Either:
1. use the ref as a child of unittitle.
2. use the ref as a child of note/p.

The rest is fine.

My 2 cents.

Michael Ferrando
Library Technician
Library of Congress
Washington, DC
202-707-4454

--- MicheleR <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hello all --
>
> Suppose I have the following in a finding aid for a collection:
>
>
> Correspondence/Subject Files
>     ...
>     Elizabeth Press - Box 1
>     Emily Dickinson Bulletin - see Morey, Frederick L.
>     Enslin, Theodore - Box 1
>     ...
>
>
> For the Emily Dickinson Bulletin with the "see" reference, how
> might you
> interpret that in EAD?  The reference itself is a REF element, no
> problem
> there -- but what to wrap it in?  If it were a "see also" I would
> use a NOTE
> element, to point out additional information of interest to the
> researcher,
> but in this case there IS no material at "Emily Dickinson Bulletin"
> just a
> pointer to somewhere else.
>
> As of now we're using PHYSLOC (see below) on the theory that the
> "see"
> reference functions as a locator to tell the reader where the
> material
> actually is, but I wondered what other approaches might work, or
> what others
> have used.
>
>
> <c02>
>     <did>
>         <unittitle>Emily Dickinson Bulletin</unittitle>
>         <physloc>see <ref target="flm">Morey, Frederick
> L.</ref></physloc>
>     </did>
> </c02>
>
>
> Many thanks --
>
> Michele Rothenberger
> Special Collections Research Center
> Syracuse University
>


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