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Dear EAD listers,


I have a question about how to handle a place of publication or place of
discovery within the item level mark-up. We are participating in the
Musuems and the Online Archive of California (MOAC) Project and many of
the items in our collection - The Honeyman Collection - (as well as in
the collections that might be included by museum participants) include
places of publication or discovery as part of the item level description.


The item level description includes "tombstone" data as the basic
description for each item. It generally looks like the following
(excluding the origination/creator for brevity):


...

Angels, Calaveras County, Cal[ifornia], 1857

c1857, San Francisco

print on paper: lithograph, color

32.4 x 49.2 cm.


BANC PIC 1963.002:0222--B

...


I have a few examples of ways in which the place of publication might be
dealt with:


Example 1:

...

<<did>

<<unittitle>Angels, Calaveras County, Cal[ifornia], 1857<</unittitle>

<<unitdate>c1857<</unitdate>

<<physdesc>

<<geogname role="Creation-Place" source="CDWA">San Francisco<</geogname>
[<<--HERE?]

  <<physfacet type="Materials and Techniques" source="cdwa">print on paper:

   lithograph,color<</physfacet>

  <<dimensions>32.4 x 49.2 cm.<</dimensions>

  <</physdesc>

<<unitid>BANC PIC 1963.002:0222--B<</unitid>

<</did>


...


Example 2:

...

<<did>

<<unittitle>Angels, Calaveras County, Cal[ifornia], 1857<</unittitle>

  <<physdesc>

   <<physfacet type="Materials and Techniques" source="cdwa">print on

    paper: lithograph, color<</physfacet>

   <<dimensions>32.4 x 49.2 cm.<</dimensions>

  <</physdesc>

<<unitid>BANC PIC 1963.002:0222--B<</unitid>

<</did>

<<odd>

<<head>Date/Place of Publication:<</head>

<<p>

  <<date>c1857, <</date><<geogname>San Francisco<</geogname> [<<--HERE?]

<</p>

<</odd>

...


Example 3:

...

<<did>

<<unittitle>Angels, Calaveras County, Cal[ifornia], 1857<</unittitle>

<<unitdate>c1857<</unitdate>

<<physdesc>

  <<dimensions>32.4 x 49.2 cm.<</dimensions>

  <<physfacet type="Materials and Techniques" source="cdwa">print on

    paper: lithograph, color<</physfacet>

<</physdesc>

<<unitid>BANC PIC 1963.002:0222--B<</unitid>

<<physdesc>

  <<geogname role="Creation-Place" source="CDWA">San Francisco<</geogname> [<<--HERE?]

<</physdesc>

<</did>


...



Example 4:

...


Or enforce a strict clustering?, e.g.,


<<did>

<<unittitle>Angels, Calaveras County, Cal[ifornia], 1857<</unittitle>

<<unitdate>c1857<</unitdate>

<<physdesc>

  <<dimensions>32.4 x 49.2 cm.<</dimensions>

  <<physfacet type="Materials and Techniques" source="cdwa">print on

    paper: lithograph, color<</physfacet>

  <<geogname role="Creation-Place" source="CDWA">San Francisco<</geogname> [<<--HERE?]

<</physdesc>

<<unitid>BANC PIC 1963.002:0222--B<</unitid>

<</did>

...


What do people think of these options? We would prefer that the place of publication or discovery follow the unitdate. Any thoughts?


****************************

Mary W. Elings

Pictorial Archivist

The Bancroft Library

University of California

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Ph 510-642-8170

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