EAD Tag Library for Version 1.0


EAD Elements: <dao> Digital Archival Object

Description:

An empty linking element that uses the attributes ENTITYREF or XLINK to connect the finding aid information to electronic representations of the described materials. The <dao> and <daogrp> elements allow the content of an archival collection or record group to be incorporated in the finding aid. These digital representations include graphic images, audio or video clips, images of text pages, and electronic transcriptions of text. The objects can be selected examples, or digital surrogates all the materials in an archival fonds or series.

Use the Extended Pointer <extptr> element to link the finding aid to electronic objects that are not part of the described materials.

Use the ACTUATE attribute to designate whether the object is displayed automatically ("auto") or only if the user requests it ("user"). Use the SHOW attribute to define whether a remote resource appears at the point of the link, in a new window, or replaces the link.

A separate viewing device, sometimes called a "page turner," may be needed when the digital object is a multi-page document or photographs in a set. For example, the EBIND DTD developed at the University of California, Berkeley. See <http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Ebind/> for more information.

See also related elements <daodesc>, <daogrp>, and <daoloc>.

May contain:

daodesc

May occur within:

archdesc, archdescgrp, archref, bioghist, c, c01, c02, c03, c04, c05, c06, c07, c08, c09, c10, c11, c12, dentry, did, odd, scopecontent

Attributes:

ACTUATE#IMPLIED, auto, user
ALTRENDER#IMPLIED, CDATA
AUDIENCE#IMPLIED, external, internal
BEHAVIOR#IMPLIED, CDATA
CONTENT-ROLE#IMPLIED, CDATA
CONTENT-TITLE#IMPLIED, CDATA
ENTITYREF#IMPLIED, ENTITY
HREF#IMPLIED, CDATA
ID#IMPLIED, ID
INLINE#IMPLIED, true, false
ROLE#IMPLIED, CDATA
SHOW#IMPLIED, embed, replace, new
TITLE#IMPLIED, CDATA
XLINK:FORM #FIXED, simple, CDATA
XPOINTER#IMPLIED, CDATA

Example:

<c><did><unittitle>Quilting bee, Union Town, Md.,
<unitdate type="inclusive">1930s</unitdate>
</unittitle>
<physdesc>5 photographs</physdesc></did>
<dao show="embed" actuate="auto" entityref="fsx00428"></dao></c>


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