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Dear Cory and Michael, dear all,

thank you very much for your comments.

In the Archives Portal Europe we are thinking about not using/having  
the @level attribute anymore in our profile, as the conversion from  
original EAD files (any profile, various uses of the values with  
different meanings) into the apeEAD profile (selection of values)  
turns out quite time-consuming and this is a risk for the data  
integration into our portal.

So we struggle with the "lack both a vocabulary for and agreement  
about the application of terms for @level" as Michael described.

At the moment we are not using the @level attribute for any search  
function or any display function in the Archives Portal Europe.  
Accordingly a change in apeEAD regarding getting rid of the @level  
attribute could be a solution. Another solution we are thinking about  
is keeping the @level attributes as they are and maybe use them later  
on for refinements. This would at least keep the information in our  
systems and allow us to "make something" of it whenever we would need  
it.

That as short explanation why I search for the use cases which could  
make it worth to keep the time-consuming conversion and accordingly  
the @level attributes.

Best wishes
Susanne

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      Datum: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 19:46:20 -0500
        Von: foxmjc <[log in to unmask]>
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    Betreff: Re: Use of @LEVEL
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> Susanne,
>
> The level attribute can also be used to drive the output from XSLT  
> stylesheets as when one wants a different display for a c02  
> depending on whether the component described is a subcollection,  
> series, &nbsp;or subseries, as evidenced by the value of @level.  
> &nbsp;There are rudimentary examples of this in the EAD Cookbook  
> stylesheets.
>
> On the other hand, slavish application of the level attribute  
> becomes less useful at more granular levels of description. &nbsp;Is  
> that c05 a sub-sub-subseries or is it a sub-sub-sub-sub-subfile?  
> &nbsp; Where are the attribute police when we need them?
>
> My observation is that we lack both a vocabulary for and agreement  
> about the application of terms for @level at the more detailed  
> levels of description. &nbsp;And even if we had, I've never seen a  
> practical example of the utility of their application.
>
> Michael Fox
>
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S™III, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
> <div>-------- Original message --------</div><div>From: Susanne  
> Waidmann <[log in to unmask]> </div><div>Date:10/09/2014   
> 2:40 PM  (GMT-06:00) </div><div>To: [log in to unmask]  
> </div><div>Subject: Use of @LEVEL </div><div>
> </div>Dear all,
>
> EAD offers several values within the @LEVEL attribute in the <c>
> elements (class, series, subseries, file, item etc).
>
> Do you know any search engine, portal or websites that uses these
> attributes / values for interesting or relevant search or display
> functions?
>
> For any input I would be thankful.
> Best regards
> Susanne
>
> --
> Susanne Waidmann
> Referentin im Referat StA 1
> Stiftung Archiv der Parteien und Massenorganisationen der DDR im Bundesarchiv
> Bundesarchiv
> Finckensteinallee 63
> 12205 Berlin
>
> Telefon: +49 (0) 3018 7770 - 740
> Telefax: +49 (0) 3018 7770 - 111


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Susanne Waidmann
Referentin im Referat StA 1
Stiftung Archiv der Parteien und Massenorganisationen der DDR im Bundesarchiv
Bundesarchiv
Finckensteinallee 63
12205 Berlin

Telefon: +49 (0) 3018 7770 - 740
Telefax: +49 (0) 3018 7770 - 111