Encoded Archival Description Tag Library, Version 2002
A subelement of <physdesc> for information about the size of the materials being described; usually includes numerical data. Measurements may be expressed in any convenient unit. Attributes may be used when the unit of measurement or type of dimension is not clear in the finding aid text. The UNIT attribute specifies the kind of measurement, for example, "inches" or "meters." The TYPE attribute specifies the kind of dimensions being measured, for example, "height" or "circumference." Multiple dimensions, for example, height-by-width, can be tagged in a single <dimensions> element or in separate <dimensions> with distinctive attribute values.
Do not confuse with the <extent> element, which is used to tag the quantity of described materials.
#PCDATA, abbr, archref, bibref, dimensions, emph, expan, extptr, extref, lb, linkgrp, ptr, ref, title
May occur within:
<dsc type="in-depth"> <head>Handlist</head> <c01> <did> <unittitle>Cartuarium vetus</unittitle> <physdesc>3 paper leaves; 1 parchment on paper leaf; 175 leaves, 4 inserts, 2 schedules, parchment; 4 paper leaves <dimensions> approximately 230 mm x 163 mm.</dimensions> </physdesc> </did> </c01> . . . </dsc>
May 26, 2006