Harvard also has this on its "wish list."  We've found a need for it not
only at the top of the finding aid, as Michael Fox recently described, but
within the container listing itself, e.g.

<c><did><unitid>(1)</unitid><unititle><persname>James, Henry.
</persname>Letters to <persname>Florence Pertz,
newspaper clipping and photograph.</p></scopecontent></did></c>

Intellectually, the info in the <scopecontent> above is part of the <did>,
but is not now valid there.  We have, instead, been using the generic
<note>, which *is* valid within <did>.  I personally am happy using
"note", but can see why some might prefer the more specific

Leslie Morris
Harvard Digital Finding Aids Project

Leslie A. Morris
Curator of Manuscripts in the Harvard College Library
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138

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