EAD Tag Library for Version 1.0


EAD Elements: <langusage> Language Usage

Description:

An optional subelement within the <profiledesc> portion of the <eadheader> that provides a statement about languages, sublanguages, and dialects represented in an encoded finding aid. The language(s) in which the finding aid is written can be further specified using the <language> subelement within <langusage>. Text can be used with the subelement <language> to specify the language(s) in which the finding aid is written. For bilingual or multilingual finding aids, either identify each language in a separate <language> element, or mention only the predominant language.

Do not confuse with the LANGMATERIAL attribute, which identifies the language of the materials being described and is available with <archdesc> and <c> elements. Do not confuse with the LANGENCODING attribute, which specifies that ISO 639-2 codes are used in the LANGMATERIAL attribute.

The <langusage> element is modeled on a Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) DTD element.

May contain:

#PCDATA, abbr, archref, bibref, emph, expan, extptr, extref, language, lb, linkgrp, ptr, ref, title

May occur within:

profiledesc

Attributes:

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

Example:

<eadheader findaidstatus="edited-full-draft" langencoding="ISO 639-2">
<eadid>[...]</eadid>
<filedesc>[...]</filedesc>
<profiledesc>
<creation>[...]</creation>
<langusage>Bi-lingual finding aid written in
<language>French</language> and
<language>English.</language>
</langusage></profiledesc>
<revisiondesc>[...]</revisiondesc>
</eadheader>


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