If one sees the contents of the performance database as providing additional information about the materials in a collection that is being described in a finding aid, perhaps  scope and content might be the place for the link.

Obviously,  there is no clear cut candidate.  EAD1 had a wrapper element,  adjunct descriptive data, but none of its children,  which all remain, fit this case precisely.  Perhaps Other Finding Aid might work as well- conceptually at least if not precisely according to its current definition.

Michael Fox 

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Date:02/11/2014 8:31 AM (GMT-07:00)
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Subject: Re: Working with theatre archives and a performance database

HI Michele,

Yes, that might be best. It is not 'related materials' in the archival sense so much as 'additional information you might be interested in' because it is not about linking out to 'materials' as such. But I'm not sure there is something that semantically covers that kind of relationship specifically.  In the end it is the 'association to the described materials' that I think is the key.


On 11 Feb 2014, at 14:57, Michele R Combs <[log in to unmask]>

> <relatedmaterial> seems logical.  Within that you could use extref (link to an external site).
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> Hi there,
> We are interested in linking from EAD descriptions of theatre archives (e.g. archives about 'Happy Days': to a performance database entry for 'Happy Days' that links theatre performances, writers and actors.
> We're considering the best way to do it. I wondered if anyone has any experience of doing anything similar? I can't really put the links into <controlaccess> because its about the archive not external sources,  and <bioghist> is about the creator of the archive, which may not be appropriate. It doesn't belong in 'otherfindaid' because it is not another finding aid the archive but rather a means for researchers to go from an archival descriptions across to an environment that will give them a different context.
> I can see how it might work in a Linked Data context, but we'd like to consider a fairly low barrier option for the time being of simply adding URL's from our archival descriptions to an appropriate place in the performance database. 
> with kind regards,
> Jane.
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