EAD Tag Library for Version 1.0


EAD Elements: <prefercite> Preferred Citation

Description:

An <admininfo> subelement for information about how users should identify the described materials when referring to them in published credits. Generally the repository or agent responsible for providing intellectual access to the materials will supply users with a recommended wording or prescribed format for structuring references to the described materials in bibliographies, footnotes, screen credits, etc.

Do not confuse with <archref> or <bibref> which are used to cite and/or link to materials other than those described in the finding aid.

The <prefercite> element is comparable to MARC field 524.

May contain:

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

May occur within:

admininfo

Attributes:

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

Examples:

  1. <admininfo>
    [other possible elements and text... ]
    <prefercite>
    <head>Preferred Citation</head>
    <p>[Identification of item], Arequipa Sanatorium Records, BANC MSS 92/894c, The Bancroft
    Library, University of California, Berkeley.</p>
    </prefercite>
    [other possible elements and text... ]
    </admininfo>

  2. <admininfo>
    [other possible elements and text... ]
    <prefercite>
    <p>item, folder title, box number, Charles Thomas, Jr. Papers, Bentley Historical
    Library, University of Michigan.</p>
    </prefercite>
    [other possible elements and text... ]
    </admininfo>
    
    
    

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