EAD Tag Library for Version 1.0


EAD Elements: <physfacet> Physical Facet

Description:

A <physdesc> subelement for information about an aspect of the appearance of the described materials, such as their color, style, marks, substances, materials, or techniques and methods of creation. It is used especially to note aspects of appearance that affect or limit use of the materials. It generally should not be used for aspects of physical description that are covered more directly by the <extent>, <dimensions>, and <genreform> elements, although use of <genreform> may be appropriate for further specification within some <physfacet> instances.

The TYPE attribute may be used to specify which aspect of the physical appearance is being designated, e.g.,

<physfacet type="color">red</physfacet>

The <physfacet> element is comparable to ISAD(G) data element 3.4.5 and MARC fields 300$b, 340, and 500.

May contain:

#PCDATA, abbr, archref, bibref, corpname, date, emph, expan, extptr, extref, famname, function, genreform, geogname, lb, linkgrp, name, occupation, persname, ptr, ref, subject, title

May occur within:

physdesc

Attributes:

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

Example:

  1. <physdesc><extent>3 </extent><genreform>daguerreotypes, </genreform>
    <physfacet>hand colored</physfacet></physdesc>

  2. <physdesc><physfacet type="material">Paper</physfacet>
    <physfacet type="ruling">Ruled in red ink</physfacet>
    <physfacet type="watermarks">Briquet 1234</physfacet>
    <physfacet type="binding">Bound in 19th century red leather</physfacet>
    </physdesc>
    
    
    

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