On 6/26/2016 1:41 PM, Pauline Smith wrote: > Does anyone know how to edit an xslt to take a MARC field value and put it > into an EAD attribute? > > For example, I put the date 1990/1997 into a MARC field 999. Then I have an > xslt to convert the MARC record to EAD in MARCEdit. What should I put > in the xslt to take the MARC field 999 and put it into the "normal" > attributes of the date elements in EAD? > > Thanks! > Pauline Smith What's the input to your XSLT -- is it MARCXML? If so, then you'd want something like this: <xsl:for-each select="marc:datafield[@tag=999]"> <unitdate> <xsl:attribute name="normal"> <xsl:value-of select="."/> </xsl:attribute> </unitdate> </xsl:for-each> I can't say 100% for sure that this will work without seeing your XSLT -- it may be looking at other fields for <unitdate> as well. For example, if it's looking at 245 subfield f, then instead of a separate match for 999 as shown above, you'd have to add it into that template, something like this (assuming there's only one 999 field): <xsl:if test="marc:subfield[@code='f']!=''"> <unitdate type="inclusive" encodinganalog="245$f"> <xsl:attribute name="normal"> <xsl:value-of select="../marc:datafield[@tag=999"]/> <xsl:value-of select="marc:subfield[@code='f']" /> </unitdate> </xsl:if> Michele -- Those three things - autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and reward - are, most people agree, the three qualities that work has to have if it is to be satisfying. -- Malcolm Gladwell, "Outliers"