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This is more or less exactly what we did for the Colonial and State  
Records of North Carolina (http://docsouth.unc.edu/csr), with  
additional metadata records in MODS in the dmdSec.  It seemed to work  
well for representing all the information we had.

Hugh

On Nov 10, 2009, at 12:27 PM, Rick Beaubien wrote:

> I need to state right off that I am no expert in TEI.  However, if I  
> understand correctly what you are trying to do, I would recommend  
> using the mets/structmap/div/fptr/area element.  The area element is  
> specifically set up to allow you to point to specific areas within  
> an integral, typically external content file.  In a case where the  
> external content file is a structured text file, such as an xml  
> file, the relevant attributes on the area element would be:
>
> FILEID -- reference the ID value of the <file> element within the  
> METS document's fileSec that represents the integral TEI file.
> BEGIN -- reference the ID value of the first relevant element in the  
> external TEI content file
> END -- reference the ID value of the last relevant element in the  
> external TEI content file.  But note, that if all of the pertinent  
> content is contained within a single element, you only need to  
> include the BEGIN attribute.
> BETYPE--set the value of this to "IDREF"
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Rick Beaubien