EAD Tag Library for Version 1.0


EAD Elements: <date> Date

Description:

A generic element that contains a month, day, or year in any format. Use <date> to identify any dates that merit encoding, except for the creation dates of the described materials, which are instead tagged with the <unitdate> element. Examples of dates that might merit encoding are a person's birth date, the date the materials were acquired, or the date of an event in a chronology. These dates may be entered in the form of text or numbers, and may consist of a single date or range of dates.

A standard numeric form of the date (YYYYMMDD, etc.) can be specified with the NORMAL attribute to facilitate machine comparison of dates for searching, for example, 19480101-19980401 (YYYYMMDD-YYYYMMDD). The TYPE attribute can be used to supply a more specific designation, for example, "life," "flourish," "depiction," "publication," or "acquisition." The CERTAINTY attribute may be used to indicate the degree of precision in the dating, for example, "circa," "approximately," or "after."

May contain:

#PCDATA, emph, extptr, lb, ptr

May occur within:

change, chronitem, creation, entry, event, extref, extrefloc, imprint, item, label, p, physdesc, physfacet, publicationstmt, ref, refloc, subtitle, title, titlepage, titleproper, unittitle

Attributes:

ALTRENDER#IMPLIED, CDATA
AUDIENCE#IMPLIED, external, internal
CERTAINTY#IMPLIED, CDATA
ENCODINGANALOG#IMPLIED, CDATA
ID#IMPLIED, ID
NORMAL#IMPLIED, CDATA
TYPE#IMPLIED, CDATA

Examples:

  1. <bibref>
    <persname role="author">Kinder, Dolores.</persname>
    <title pubstatus="pub" render="italic>Once Upon a Lullaby.</title>
    <imprint><geogname>New York: </geogname><publisher>Wells
    & Sons, </publisher>
    <date type="publication">1931</date></imprint>
    </bibref>
    

  2. <acqinfo><p>This collection, number <num type="donor">
    1988-015,</num>
    was donated by Mrs. Dolores Franklin on
    <date type="acquisition" normal="19880423">April 23, 1988.</date>
    </p></acqinfo>
    

  3. <bibref><title render="italic">Library of Congress Acquisitions:
    Manuscript Division, <date>1982,</date></title> p. 29.</bibref>
    
    
    

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