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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,
>/persname><unitdate>1900-1909</unitdate></unittitle><scopecontent><p>Includes
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
<scopecontent>.

Leslie Morris
Harvard Digital Finding Aids Project

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

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