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Thank you! I see now looking at the tag library that there is a handy 
place for putting this, although our <eadid> is not going to be the same 
as the handle...

but perhaps I could use it as...

<eadid url="http://www.handle.com...">MdU.ead.histms.0001</eadid>

?

Jennie

Mary Lacy wrote:
> At LC, our EADID is the same as the handle, so we encode as:
> 
> <eadid
> mainagencycode="dlc" countrycode="us" identifier="hdl:loc.mss/eadmss.ms007002" encodinganalog="856$u">
> 		http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms007002</eadid> 
> 
> and use the stylesheet to display text on the title page:
> Finding aid URL: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms003055
> 
> Hope this helps!
> Mary
> 
> On Wed, 9 May
> 2007, Catherine Stollar Peters wrote:
> 
>> The purpose of a handle is to provide a unique and persistent
>> identifier, not just another web address.  I think the handle value
>> belongs in the URL attribute of the <eadid> element.
>>
>> Catherine Stollar Peters
>> New York State Archives
>>
>>>>> [log in to unmask] 5/9/2007 9:14 AM >>>
>> Jennie,
>>
>> I would think the appropriate tag is 
>> <http://www.loc.gov/ead/tglib/elements/prefercite.html><prefercite> - 
>> Preferred Citation
>>
>> And then you can use your XSLT to display it whereever you want and 
>> as many times as you want.
>>
>> Daniel
>>
>> At 08:51 AM 5/9/2007, you wrote:
>>> Does anyone know of the appropriate place in EAD (if such a place 
>>> exists) for adding persistent identifier information?
>>>
>>> Our finding aids will be put in a Fedora repository shortly, and 
>>> they will have persistent object identifiers assigned. I would like 
>>> to add some text to the finding aid along the lines of:
>>>
>>> ***
>>> To cite or link to this finding aid, use this identifier:
>>>
>>> http://hdl.handle.net/1111/111 
>>>
>>> ***
>>>
>>> If possible, I would like to include this in a prominent location on 
>>> the finding aid display, and would like to incorporate it into the 
>>> EAD, but am just not sure of the best location?
>>>
>>> Jennie
>>> --
>>> Jennie A. Levine
>>> Curator for Historical Manuscripts
>>> Archives and Manuscripts Department
>>> 2208 C Hornbake Library
>>> University of Maryland
>>> College Park, MD 20742
>>> (301)314-2712
>>> (301)314-2709 FAX
>>> [log in to unmask] 
>>> http://www.lib.umd.edu/histmss
> 
> Mary Lacy
> Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
> (202)707-8799 fax (202)707-6336
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-- 
Jennie A. Levine
Curator for Historical Manuscripts
Archives and Manuscripts Department
2208 C Hornbake Library
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
(301)314-2712
(301)314-2709 FAX
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http://www.lib.umd.edu/histmss