Encoded Archival Description Tag Library, Version 2002
<filedesc> File Description
A required subelement of the <eadheader> that bundles much of the bibliographic information about the finding aid, including its author, title, subtitle, and sponsor (all in the <titlestmt>), as well as the edition, publisher, publishing series, and related notes (encoded separately).
This element has been modeled on a Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) DTD element and includes the following subelements, in this order: a required <titlestmt>, an optional <editionstmt>, an optional <publicationstmt>, an optional <seriesstmt>, and an optional <notestmt>. The <filedesc> provides information that is helpful for citing a finding aid in a bibliography or footnote. Institutions that catalog finding aids separately from the archival materials being described might use the <filedesc> elements to build a basic bibliographic record for the finding aid.
Do not confuse with the <profiledesc> element, which describes the encoding of the finding aid. Do not confuse with <archdesc> elements, which refer to the materials being described rather than the finding aid itself.
editionstmt, notestmt, publicationstmt, seriesstmt, titlestmt
May occur within:
1. <eadheader> <eadid>[. . .]</eadid> <filedesc> <titlestmt> <titleproper>Guide to the Bank of Willows Records, <date>1880-1905</date> </titleproper> </titlestmt> <publicationstmt> &hdr-cst-spcoll; <date>© 1999</date> <p>The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.</p> </publicationstmt> </filedesc> <profiledesc>[. . .]</profiledesc> </eadheader> 2. <filedesc> <titlestmt> <titleproper>Inventory of the Otis Turner Papers, 1978-1990</titleproper> <author>Processed by Hanna Bailey</author> </titlestmt> <publicationstmt> &hdrscm; <p>© <date>2000</date> The New York Public Library. Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. All rights reserved.</p> </publicationstmt> </filedesc>
May 26, 2006