<address> is legal under <repository>, under <userestrict> and under <odd>
<odd> is legal under <archdesc>

This should give you a lot of leeway to indicate the location of the 
reading room at any level of the finding aid.


At 10:08 AM 1/28/2011 -0500, MicheleR wrote:
>On 1/28/2011 6:48 AM, Jane Stevenson wrote:
>>Hi all,
>>The Archives Hub has a contributor who wants to include the location
>>of the reading room in the EAD descriptions. This is because they
>>have two separate sites, with some archives at one and some at another,
>>but they are both part of the same repository. I don't think there is
>>anything within EAD that answers this type of need.
>According to the Tag Library's description of Repository, "When it is 
>clear that the physical custodian does not provide intellectual access, 
>use <physloc> to identify the custodian and <repository> to designate the 
>intellectual caretaker."  So I think physloc would be an appropriate choice.
>The description of physloc says, "Information identifying the place where 
>the described materials are stored, such as the *name or number of the 
>building*, room, stack, shelf, or other tangible area."  That sounds like 
>exactly what they're looking for.  It can go in any <did> so it could be 
>used at the highest level.
>>Could you add some kind of identifier for each reading room and then
>>let use the stylesheet to display the different locations?
>That would work too -- the plus here being if the address or name ever 
>changes, a change to the style sheet will update all the finding aids.

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