Encoded Archival Description Tag Library, Version 2002
An optional subelement in the <revisiondesc> portion of <eadheader> used for a brief description of an update made to an EAD document. Additions to a finding aid or significant recoding should be noted, but not correction of a few typographical errors. The <change> element is modeled on a header element in the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) DTD. The TEI recommends that revisions be entered and numbered in reverse chronological order, with the most recent <change> first.
The <edition> element can be used to designate a finding aid that has been so substantively changed that it constitutes a new version and supersedes earlier versions of the finding aid.
May occur within:
<eadheader langencoding="iso639-2b"> . . . <revisiondesc> <change> <date normal="19970505">May 5, 1997</date> <item>This electronic finding aid was updated to current markup standards by Sarah Taylor using a perl script. Updates included: eadheader, eadid, and arrangement of did elements and their labels.</item> </change> </revisiondesc> </eadheader>
May 26, 2006