EAD Tag Library for Version 1.0


EAD Elements: <genreform> Genre/Physical Characteristic

Description:

A term that identifies the types of material being described, by naming the style or technique of their intellectual content (genre); order of information or object function (form); and physical characteristics. Examples include: account books, architectural drawings, portraits, short stories, sound recordings, and videotapes.

All genres and forms of material mentioned in a finding aid do not have to be tagged. One option is to tag those <genreform> terms for which access other than basic, undifferentiated keyword retrieval is desired. Use of controlled vocabulary terms is recommended to facilitate access to the information within and across finding aid systems. The <genreform> element may be used in many text elements. To indicate a function with major representation in the materials being described, nest <genreform> within the <archdesc> <controlaccess> element. To associate a <genreform> term with more detailed physical characteristics, use <genreform> within the <physdesc> or <physfacet> elements.

Use the SOURCE attribute to specify the vocabulary from which the name has been taken. The AUTHFILENUMBER attribute can be used to identify a link to an authority file record that has more information about the function or cross references for alternative forms of a function term.

See also the related access elements under <controlaccess>.

The <genreform> element is comparable to MARC field 655.

May contain:

#PCDATA, emph, extptr, lb, ptr

May occur within:

controlaccess, entry, event, extref, extrefloc, indexentry, item, label, namegrp, p, physdesc, physfacet, ref, refloc, unittitle

Attributes:

ALTRENDER#IMPLIED, CDATA
AUDIENCE#IMPLIED, external, internal
AUTHFILENUMBER#IMPLIED, CDATA
ENCODINGANALOG#IMPLIED, CDATA
ID#IMPLIED, ID
NORMAL#IMPLIED, CDATA
OTHERSOURCE#IMPLIED, CDATA
SOURCE#IMPLIED, aat, aacr2, cdwa, dot, gmgpc, lcnaf, lcsh, lctgm, local, mesh, mim, ncarules, nmc, rad, rbgenr, tgn, ulan, othersource

Examples:

  1. <archdesc level="collection">
    <did>[...]</did>
    [other possible elements and text... ]
    <controlaccess><head>Index Terms</head>
    [other possible elements and text... ]
    <controlaccess><head>Physical Characteristics of Materials
    in the Collection:</head>
    <genreform encodinganalog="655$a" source="gmgpc">Architectural
    drawings</genreform>
    <genreform encodinganalog="655$a" source="gmgpc">Photographs</genreform>
    </controlaccess>
    </controlaccess>
    [other possible elements and text... ]
    </archdesc>

  2. <archdesc level="collection">
    <did>[...]</did>
    [other possible elements and text... ]
    <scopecontent><head>Scope and Content of the Collection</head>
    [other possible elements and text... ]
    <p>Although the bulk of the collection is composed of letters,
    <genreform>portrait photographs </genreform>
    appear in several series.</p>
    [other possible elements and text... ]
    </scopecontent>
    </archdesc>

  3. <c01 level="series">
    <did>[...]</did>
    [other possible elements and text... ]
    <c02><did>
    <unittitle>Diaries,
    <unitdate type="inclusive">1820-1864</unitdate></unittitle>
    [other possible elements and text... ]
    <physdesc><extent>14 </extent><genreform>diaries
    </genreform> bound in <physfacet type="cover material">red
    leather</physfacet></physdesc>
    </did>
    [other possible elements and text... ]
    </c02>
    [other possible elements and text... ]
    </c01>
    
    
    

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