EAD Tag Library for Version 1.0


EAD Elements: <author> Author

Description:

Name(s) of institution(s) or individual(s) responsible for compiling the intellectual content of the finding aid. May include a brief statement indicating the nature of the responsibility, for example, archivist, collections processor, or records manager. Because acknowledgment of such individuals or institutions often appears on the title page of a finding aid, the <author> element is available in both the required <titlestmt> portion of the <eadheader> and the optional <titlepage> element in <frontmatter>.

Use the <creation> element found under <profiledesc> to designate the encoder of the finding aid. Use the <persname> or <corpname> element with the ROLE attribute to designate the author in a Bibliographic Reference <bibref> citation. Use the <origination> element to designate the compiler, collector, or creator of the materials being described.

May contain:

#PCDATA, emph, extptr, lb, ptr

May occur within:

titlepage, titlestmt

Attributes:

ALTRENDER #IMPLIED, CDATA
AUDIENCE #IMPLIED, external, internal
ENCODINGANALOG#IMPLIED, CDATA
ID #IMPLIED, ID

Example:

<filedesc>
<titlestmt>
<titleproper>The Edgar Holden Papers,
<date type="span">1978-1993</date></titleproper>
<subtitle>An inventory of his Papers at the University of Ishtaba</subtitle>
<author>Finding aid prepared by Avery Thimble</author>
</titlestmt>
[other possible elements and text... ]
</filedesc>

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