Within the same collection, we just use a note with the text "See..." or "See also..."  For example:

<note><p>See also <ref target="smith_h">Smith, Helen</ref> (sister).</p></ref>

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Sent: Monday, December 16, 2013 4:47 AM
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Subject: Question about <relatedmaterial>

Hi there,

I'm just wanting to advise an archivist who wants to refer to related material that is within the same collection.

The <relatedmaterial> tag is NOT for materials related by provenance.
However, it is comparable to ISAD(G) 3.5.3
ISAD(G) 3.5.3 is for "information about units of description in the same repository or elsewhere that ARE related by provenance or other association(s)

Has anyone come up against this issue before?

I know <separatedmaterial> is for materials related by provenance, but it's for materials that have been separated from the described materials. In this case there is no separation - it's all one collection, but the cataloguer wants to point researchers to related items within the collection.


Jane Stevenson
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