EAD Tag Library for Version 1.0


EAD Elements: <note> Note

Description:

A generic element that provides a short statement explaining the text, indicating the basis for an assertion, or citing the source of a quotation. Used both for general comments and as an annotation for the text in a finding aid. Not used when more specific content designation elements are appropriate, e.g., <abstract>, <altformavail>, <archref>, or <scopecontent>. Do not confuse with Other Descriptive Data <odd> element, which is used within <archdesc> and <c> to designate information that is more than a short comment in a <note>.

The placement of a <note> is dependent on the design of the document and the purpose of the <note>. A <note> may appear at the end of the text as endnotes, at the foot of a section as <footnotes> or embedded within the text. One of more <note> elements may be grouped in a <notestmt> element in the <filedesc> portion of the <eadheader>. The ACTUATE and SHOW attributes can be used to mask a <note> from display until it is requested by a finding aid user.

May contain:

address, blockquote, chronlist, list, note, p, table

May occur within:

accessrestrict, accruals, acqinfo, add, admininfo, altformavail, appraisal, archdesc, archref, arrangement, bibliography, bioghist, blockquote, c, c01, c02, c03, c04, c05, c06, c07, c08, c09, c10, c11, c12, controlaccess, custodhist, daodesc, dentry, did, div, dsc, entry, event, extref, extrefloc, fileplan, index, item, namegrp, note, notestmt, odd, organization, otherfindaid, p, prefercite, processinfo, ref, refloc, relatedmaterial, scopecontent, separatedmaterial, titlepage, userestrict

Attributes:

ACTUATE#IMPLIED, auto, user
ALTRENDER#IMPLIED, CDATA
AUDIENCE#IMPLIED, external, internal
ENCODINGANALOG #IMPLIED, CDATA
ID#IMPLIED, ID
LABEL#IMPLIED, CDATA
SHOW#IMPLIED, embed, new

Example:

<archdesc level="collection">
<did>
[other possible elements and text... ]
<repository label="repository" encodinganalog="852">
<corpname>Library of Congress, <subarea>Prints and
Photographs Division,</subarea></corpname> Washington, D.C.
20540</repository>
<note><p>For information about Prints and Photographs
Division collections and services, see the Prints and Photographs Division's
Reading Room Home Page: <extptr actuate="user" href="http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print.htm" show="new">
</p></note>
</did>
[other possible elements and text... ]
</archdesc>

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