Encoded Archival Description Tag Library, Version 2002
<altformavail> Alternative Form Available
Information about copies of the materials being described, including the type of alternative form, significant control numbers, location, and source for ordering if applicable. The additional formats are typically microforms, photocopies, or digital reproductions.
Do not confuse with Location of Originals <originalsloc>, which is used to encode information about the existence, location, and availability of originals where the unit described consists of copies.
In EAD Version 1.0 <altformavail> was a subelement of Administrative Information <admininfo>, which has been deprecated in EAD 2002 (see Appendix B). The new Description Group <descgrp> element, which can group any of the <did>-level elements (except the Description of Subordinate Components <dsc>), may be used to wrap elements where a group heading is desirable. The <descgrp> element can be used to replace <admininfo> where it has been used as a wrapper when converting finding aids encoded in EAD V1.0 to EAD 2002.
The <altformavail> element is comparable to ISAD(G) data element 3.5.2 and MARC field 530.
address, altformavail, blockquote, chronlist, head, list, note, p, table
May occur within:
altformavail, archdesc, archdescgrp, c, c01, c02, c03, c04, c05, c06, c07, c08, c09, c10, c11, c12, descgrp
1. <altformavail> <p>This collection has been microfilmed and is available on three reels MF1993-034:1 to MF1993-034:3.</p> <p>Researchers interested in purchasing microfilm copies should contact the repository.</p> </altformavail> 2. <altformavail> <head>Alternate Form of Material</head> <p>Microfilm copy available (<num type="microfilm reel"> M-5030/1</num>).</p> </altformavail> 3. <c02 level="file"> <did> <container type="reel" label="Film Storage">1</container> <unittitle> <title render="italic">The Man Who Hated Children</title> </unittitle> <unitdate normal="1972">1972</unitdate> <physdesc>16 mm. film</physdesc> </did> <altformavail> <p>A VHS Videocassette version is available for viewing. Video tape is located in Video Storage.</p> </altformavail > </c02>
May 25, 2006