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Really?  How very odd.  That seems rather basic information that one would want at the top level.

Well, let’s see.  If you’re not using <unitid> within the inventory section you could put it inside the first c01/did and just make that part of your coding convention, that that’s where you put the OCLC information.  Not ideal but perhaps functional, assuming you can guarantee that c01 will always be spit out by ArchivesSpace as the first c01.

You could go with odd, it also has @TYPE.  You’d have to include an empty para since odd requires content:
<odd type=”oclc” id=”put number here”><p/></odd>

Does AS let you use odd?

Unfortunately OCLC numbers go into the 035 field in MARC which doesn’t appear to map to anything in EAD…

From: Jaime Margalotti [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2015 4:17 PM
To: Encoded Archival Description List
Cc: Michele R Combs
Subject: Re: Where in record to put OCLC #?

Hi Michelle,

This certainly makes sense, but I'm transitioning our finding aids into ArchivesSpace and it doesn't seem possible to add a <unitid> at the collection level (I can add them at any of the <c> levels, but that doesn't help here).

Thanks,
Jaime

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 3:45 PM, Michele R Combs <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
I would use <unitid> at the top level of your finding aid, in the archdesc/did.

<unitid type=”oclc” id=”[put number here]”/>

That’s pretty much exactly what unitid is for.  From http://www.loc.gov/ead/tglib/elements/unitid.html:  “Any alpha-numeric text string that serves as a unique reference point or control number for the described material, such as a lot number, an accession number, a classification number, or an entry number in a bibliography or catalog.”

Michele

From: Encoded Archival Description List [mailto:[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>] On Behalf Of Jaime Margalotti
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2015 10:36 AM
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Subject: Where in record to put OCLC #?

Hi All,

I'd like to start including the OCLC numbers for our collections in the finding aids. If you are including there (or something similar), how are you encoding it?  So far, my best idea is a general <note>, but I feel like there must be a better option.  We are already using <eadid> for our own collection numbering system.

Thanks!
Jaime

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Manuscripts and Archives Department University of Delaware Library

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