Here at Yale we only normalize dates in the <eadheader> and the
collection-level <did>.  Our best practices allow component-level
normalization, but do not require it, primarily for the reasons mention.


On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 9:29 AM, Nathan Tallman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Good morning,
> I'd like to take a quick and extremely informal survey.  How many
> institutions are normalizing dates at the file level?  My past institution
> only normalized dates at the top, series, and subseries levels.  The
> rational was that it's not worth the time to normalize at the file level
> because there aren't enough publishing options available that utilize the
> data.  (Plus, there's a script to normalize dates if it's needed.)  My
> current institution is looking at best practices for our encoding and I'd be
> interested to hear what others are doing .
> Thanks,
> Nathan Tallman