Encoded Archival Description Tag Library, Version 2002
<appraisal> Appraisal Information
Information about the process of determining the archival value and thus the disposition of records based upon their current administrative, legal, and fiscal use; their evidential, intrinsic, and informational value; their arrangement and condition; and their relationship to other records.
In EAD Version 1.0 <appraisal> 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 <appraisal> element is comparable to ISAD(G) data element 3.3.2 and MARC field 583.
address, appraisal, blockquote, chronlist, head, list, note, p, table
May occur within:
appraisal, archdesc, archdescgrp, c, c01, c02, c03, c04, c05, c06, c07, c08, c09, c10, c11, c12, descgrp
<appraisal> <p>The records of the Mid-Ocean Dynamics Experiment came to the Institute Archives in two accessions in 1980 and 1982. During processing the collection was reduced from fifteen cubic feet to four by discarding duplicate materials, financial records, and publications not authored by MODE participants. Forty charts and six inches of raw data presented the primary appraisal issues. The raw data consisted of bulletins and reports referring to float positions, moorings, isotherms, geostrophic velocity calculations, ships' summaries, and work proposed and work carried out during the MODE-I experiment. As this raw data was recapitulated in weekly <title render="underline">MODE Hot Line Bulletins</title>, only a sampling was retained in the collection. Also discarded were ten charts for which there were no descriptions of indicated data points, nor were dates or test site locations provided.</p> <p>Six inches of materials pertaining to the POLYMODE project, 1973-1980, were added to the Institute Archives POLYMODE collection.</p> <p>The appraisal of this collection was carried out in consultation with Robert Heinmiller, a research associate at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution during MODE.</p> </appraisal>
May 25, 2006