The <eadheader> is required, because information that was often unrecorded for a local paper finding aid is essential in a machine-readable environment. Four subelements are available, which must occour in the following order: <eadid> (required), <filedesc> (required), <profiledesc> (optional), and <revisiondesc> (optional). These elements and their subelements provide: a unique identification code for the finding aid; bibliographic information, such as the author and title of the finding aid; information about the encoding of the finding aid; and statements about significant revisions.
The FINDAIDSTATUS attribute can be used to indicate how complete or polished the information in the finding aid is: "unverified-partial-draft," "unverified-full-draft," "edited-partial-draft," or "edited-full-draft."
The <eadheader> can be used to display a simple electronic title page. Alternatively, the <eadheader> can be blocked from display by setting the AUDIENCE attribute to "internal" and using the <frontmatter> <titlepage> elements to create a title page that is independent of the <eadheader>'s prescribed sequence of information.
|AUDIENCE||#IMPLIED, external, internal|
|FINDAIDSTATUS||#IMPLIED, unverified-partial-draft, unverified-full-draft, edited-partial-draft, edited-full-draft|
<ead audience="external" relatedencoding="MARC"> <eadheader audience="internal" findaidstatus="edited-full-draft" langencoding="ISO 639-2"> <eadid type="SGML Catalog">PUBLIC "-//University of Ishtaba::Manuscript Library//TEXT (US::UI-M::MSS 0001::Papers of Edgar Holden)" "mss0001.sgm"</eadid> <filedesc> <titlestmt> <titleproper encodinganalog="245$a" pubstatus="pub">The Edgar Holden Papers, <date type="span">1978-1993</date></titleproper> <subtitle encodinganalog="245$b">An inventory of his Papers at the University of Ishtaba</subtitle> <author>Finding aid prepared by Avery Thimble</author> <sponsor>Processing sponsored by grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, grant number 94-0123</sponsor></titlestmt> <editionstmt> <edition encodinganalog="250$a">2nd ed.</edition> <p>Second edition reflects substantial additions to the collection in 1994.</p> </editionstmt> <publicationstmt> <publisher>University of Ishtaba, Manuscript Library</publisher> <date type="publication">1995</date></publicationstmt> <seriesstmt> <titleproper encodinganalog="440$a" pubstatus="pub">Archival Inventories and Guides of the World; </titleproper> <num encodinganalog="440$v">no. 148</num></seriesstmt> </filedesc> <profiledesc> <creation>Machine-readable finding aid and skeletal markup derived via a macro from WordPerfect file; markup checked and completed by Sarah Accords. <date normal="19950423">April 23,1995.</date></creation> <langusage> Finding aid written in <language>English</language> </langusage></profiledesc> <revisiondesc> <change><date normal="19970505">May 5, 1997</date> <item>This electronic finding aid was updated to current markup standards by Sarah Accords using a perl script. Updates included: eadheader, eadid, arrangement of did elements and their labels.</item></change> </revisiondesc> </eadheader> [other possible elements and text ...] </ead>
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