That's about right, but to be precise, you'd need a paragraph or list.

<p><ref role="bibrecord" href="3548943�>Link to bib record</ref></p>


On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 2:20 PM, Michele R Combs <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

True.� So a more future-proof solution would be something like this?

<otherfindaid><ref role="bibrecord" href="3548943�/></otherfindaid>


From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Michael Rush
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Subject: Re: Linking from EAD to bib records for individual items


Within EAD 2002, I would encode the reference to the MARC record within the <otherfindaid> element and use <extref>. But using <archref> would not be wrong.

Keep in mind that in the revised EAD the many mixed content linking elements available in EAD 2002 will be reduced to <ref> and <dao> (with <dao> further restricted to a child of <did>). �So do whatever works in your current implementation, but know that whatever semantics you think are necessary to distinguish a link pointing to something arbitrary from a link to a catalog record will need to shift from the element used to create the link to a local vocabulary on the xlink:role attribute or some similar mechanism. �

Personally, with the exception of <dao>, I don't see much utility in using different linking elements for different types of links.


On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 12:40 PM, Nathan Tallman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Wouldn't archref work?�


On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 12:22 PM, Michele R Combs <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hello Collective Wisdom --

We have a collection which is (or will be) listed to the item level in the EAD finding aid. �For several reason, some (but not all) of these items will also get individual MARC records in the catalog. �Rather than repeat all the marc info, we want to have a very short description of each item in the finding aid and a link to the very detailed MARC record for that item.

What would be the appropriate EAD tag to use for these links? �Not dao, because these aren't links to archival objects. �I'm thinking extref but that seemed awfully generic. �Thoughts?

Michele Combs
Lead Archivist
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University
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