<dsc> Description of Subordinate Components

<dsc> is a wrapper element used to bundle information about hierarchical groupings of the described materials. The @dsctype attribute is used to specify the forms of combined material, as outlined in Attributes below.

<dsc> may be used within <archdesc>.

Attributes

  • @altrender – not required. Use if the content of the element should be displayed or printed differently than the rendering established in a style sheet for other occurrences of the element.
  • @audience – not required. Use to set whether the element’s contents will be visible to external users or to internal ones. Possible values are: “internal” and “external.”
  • @dsctype – not required. Restricted values for this attribute are: “analyticover,” “combined,” “in-depth,” and “otherdsctype.” The value “analyticover” identifies an overview description of series and subseries, which might be followed by a second <dsc> with the attribute set to “in-depth” and providing a more detailed listing of the content of the materials. The @dsctype attribute value “combined” is used when the description of a series is followed immediately by a listing of the contents of that series. If none of these apply, us the value “otherdsctype” and use the @otherdsctype attribute above to specify it.
  • @encodinganalog – not required. May contain information to map this tag to a particular element in another schema.
  • @id – not required. Creates an ID for element. Can be used for linking.
  • @lang – not required. Three-letter code that indicates the language in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 639-2b.
  • @otherdsctype – not required. If “otherdsctype” is used in the @dsctype attribute, set its value here.
  • @script – not required. Four-letter code that indicates the script in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 15924.

Child Elements

<dsc> may contain the following subelements: <blockquote>, <c>, <c01> (but not further levels), <chronlist>, <head>, <list>, <p>, and <table>, <thead>.

In order of use:

  • Everything else
  • <thead>
  • <c>-type elements

Examples

<dsc>
	<c level="series">
		<did>
			<unittitle>Correspondence with Hogwarts Founders</unittitle>
			<unitdatestructured unitdatetype="inclusive">
				<daterange>
					<fromdate notafter="0975">975</fromdate>
					<todate notafter="1050">1050</todate>
				</daterange>
			</unitdatestructured>
			<container containerid="SL0001.01" localtype="box">1</container>
			<container parent="SL0001.01" localtype="folders">1-11</container>
			<physdesc>84 letters</physdesc>
		</did>
	</c>
	<c level="series">
		<did>
			<unittitle>Other Correspondence</unittitle>
			<unitdatestructured unitdatetype="inclusive">
				<daterange>
					<fromdate notafter="0975">975</fromdate>
					<todate notafter="1050">1050</todate>
				</daterange>
			</unitdatestructured>
			<container containerid="SL0001.02" localtype="box">2</container>
			<container parent="SL0001.02" localtype="folders">12-18</container>
			<physdesc>55 letters</physdesc>
		</did>
	</c>
	<c level="series">
		<did>
			<unittitle>Class Notes</unittitle>
			<unitdatestructured unitdatetype="inclusive">
				<daterange>
					<fromdate notafter="0975">975</fromdate>
					<todate notafter="1050">1050</todate>
				</daterange>
			</unitdatestructured>
			<physdesc>38 scrolls</physdesc>
			<container localtype="scrollboxes">1-38</container>
			<didnote>The archives currently holds scrolls with class notes for Slytherin's classes on legilimency, charms, and care of magical creatures. Tradition holds that he taught a class on alchemy as well.</didnote>
		</did>
		<c level="file">
			<did>
				<unittitle>Class Notes for Legilimency</unittitle>
				<physdesc>22 scrolls</physdesc>
				<container localtype="scrollboxes">1-22</container>
			</did>
		</c>
		<c level="file">
			<did>
				<unittitle>Class Notes for Charms</unittitle>
				<physdesc>9 scrolls</physdesc>
				<container localtype="scrollboxes">23-31</container>
			</did>
		</c>
		<c level="file">
			<did>
				<unittitle>Class Notes for Care of Magical Creatures</unittitle>
				<physdesc>7 scrolls</physdesc>
				<container localtype="scrollboxes">32-38</container>
				<daoset coverage="part">
					<dao daotype="derived" href="http://eadiva.com/wizlib-files/salamanders.jpg" localtype="portion" show="embed">
						<descriptivenote>
							<p>Sample portion of a scroll on the care of salamanders</p>
						</descriptivenote>
					</dao>
					<dao daotype="derived" href="http://eadiva.com/wizlib-files/imps.jpg" localtype="portion" show="embed">
						<descriptivenote>
							<p>Sample portion of a scroll on the care of Imps.</p>
						</descriptivenote>
					</dao>
					<descriptivenote>
						<p>These materials were digitized for the use of professors teaching Care of Magical Creatures. These images are examples of digitized files which may be available to researchers with the archivists' permission. To request a copy, please contact the archivist.</p>
					</descriptivenote>
				</daoset>
			</did>
		</c>
	</c>
	<c level="series">
		<did>
			<unittitle>Journals</unittitle>
			<unitdatestructured unitdatetype="inclusive">
				<daterange>
					<fromdate notafter="0950">950</fromdate>
					<todate notafter="1050">1050</todate>
				</daterange>
			</unitdatestructured>
			<physdesc>4 journals</physdesc>
			<container containerid="SL0001.03" localtype="box">3</container>
			<abstract>The following are sample passages from Slytherin's journals:<lb/>
	                Refining <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Legilimency</foreign>. I believe I have discovered the secret of doing more than parsing thought. I may now twist memories to create visions.
	                <lb/>
	                A quarrel today between my students and those mudbloods allowed in by Hufflepuff. It may become necessary to withhold the teaching of <foreign lang="spl" render="italic">Crucio</foreign> until the final year of studies. Hufflepuff has suggested that the matter should be brought before the Wizards' Council and wants to expel young Lucian. I will talk to Godric about instituting an internal court for trials concerning student matters. Expulsion should be a matter of last resort, for if we do not train these bright young talents, they may be vulnerable to Muggle courts and burning.
	                </abstract>
		</did>
	</c>
	<c level="series">
		<did>
			<unittitle>Spell Books</unittitle>
			<unitdatestructured unitdatetype="inclusive">
				<daterange>
					<fromdate notafter="0950">950</fromdate>
					<todate notafter="1100">1100</todate>
				</daterange>
			</unitdatestructured>
			<physdesc>5 spell books</physdesc>
			<container localtype="boxes">4-5</container>
			<materialspec>Many spells are encoded in the arcanumscript commonly used by wizards of the time to prevent the information from falling into Muggle hands. A <ref href="http://catalog.hogwarts.ac.uk/record=b11716545" show="new" actuate="onrequest">reference guide to arcanumscript</ref> is available in the Restricted Section of the main Hogwarts library. Please ask the archivist for assistance in finding it.</materialspec>
			<langmaterial>
				<languageset>
					<language langcode="lat">Latin</language>
					<script scriptcode="zzzz">arcanumscript</script>
				</languageset>
			</langmaterial>
		</did>
	</c>
</dsc>

Changes from EAD 2002

Attributes @type and @other were changed to @dsctype and @otherdsctype. It gained @lang and @script attributes. It lost <address> and <note> child elements.

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

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