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The encoding you supply is how I would approach <scopecontent> within
the component levels as well.    However, at the collection level there
may be additional presentational issues for which <abstract> would be
useful.

Michael Fox

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>From:  Michael Webb[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
>Sent:  Wednesday, August 13, 1997 6:11 PM
>To:    Multiple recipients of list EAD
>Subject:       Re: EAD Beta version comments
>
>In answer to Meg Sweet's message (re <Scopecontent> in <did>), Michael Fox
>suggests
>
>"The rationale for such a proposal has been that while a lengthy scope
>note is often prepared, sometimes running to multiple pages, one
>would like to be able to include a brief (one or two sentence)
>abstract near the beginning of the inventory as well".
>
>This is not quite the way we use <scopecontent> at the Bodleian. We are using
>this for the
>description of materials at all levels, whether series or files. We use
><unittitle> for headings of
>series and sub-series, as in the following example:
>
><c01 level="SERIES">
><did><unitid>MSS. Wilkinson dep. d. 1-83</unitid>
><unittitle>Sketchbooks</unittitle>
><unitdate>1815-<emph render="ITALIC">c</emph>.1875</unitdate>
></did>
>
><scopecontent><p>Eighty-three sketchbooks, 1815-<emph
>render="ITALIC">c</emph>.1875, containing pencil and ink sketches, wash
>drawings, and
>water-colours of views, buildings, monuments, and miscellaneous subjects.
>The sketchbooks
>were originally numbered in two series by Wilkinson; these series have been
>brought together
>here and arranged chronologically.  Each description lists the places where
>sketches and
>drawings were made and mentions particular subjects they
>cover.</p></scopecontent>
>
>
><C02 level="FILE"><did><unitid>MS. Wilkinson dep. d. 1<unitid>
><unitdate>1815-17</unitdate>
><physdesc>36 leaves; half red calf, blind-stamped, marbled
>boards</physdesc></did>
><scopecontent><p>Sketchbook, 1815-17, Dawlish, Teignmouth, and Torbay
>(Devon),
>including (fol. 16v) notes on the history of
>steamboats.</p></scopecontent></C02>
></C01>
>
>
>This may have little bearing on the <scopecontent> within <did> argument, but
>I hope it
>clarifies the Bodleian's position on the use of <scopecontent>.
>
><C02>...</C02>
>etc
>
>
>Michael Webb
>Assistant Librarian
>Dept. of Western MSS.
>Bodleian Library
>