The question raised regarding mapping turns on another question.   In your Dublin Core record, are you describing the finding aid (if so map to <eadheader>) or are you describing the collection (if so map to <ead> or, more precisely, to <archdesc> elements)?

Michael Fox

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I am seeking opinions in the matter of relatedencoding preferences. I'm 
interested in hearing justifications for mapping to either Dublin Core or 
MARC (or mixed practices using both). I understand the potential for using 
mapping to MARC for the creation of catalog records. What do people see as 
the purposes of mapping to Dublin Core? Do you consider it more 
far-reaching in its potential for future harvesting? If so, how?

The EAD Cookbook recommends setting mapping to MARC21 in <ead> but the RLG 
guidelines seems to suggest that Dublin Core be used for <eadheader> and 
MARC for <archdesc>.

John Bewley
Music Library
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
716 645-2924 Ext. 1446