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<dsc> Description of Subordinate Components

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

<dsc> is one of the elements which may be used within <archdesc>, <archdescgrp>, <c>, <c01> through <c12>, and <descgrp>.

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.”
  • ID – not required. Creates an ID for element. Can be used for linking.
  • ENCODINGANALOG – not required. May contain information to map this tag to a particular element in another schema.
  • OTHERTYPE – not required. If “othertype” is used in the TYPE attribute below, set its value here.
  • TPATTERN – not required. References one of a set of standard patterns to define specifications of HTML output tables.
  • TYPE – required? (according to the LoC DTD information, this is not required, howeer they state in their text that it is required.) Restricted values for this attribute are: “analyticover,” “combined,” “in-depth,” and “othertype.” 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 TYPE 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 “othertype” and use the OTHERTYPE attribute above to specify it.

Subelements

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

Examples

Examples both of “combined” and of “analyticover” and “in-depth” used sequentially.

<dsc type="combined">
	<c level="series">
		<did>
			<unittitle>Reunions</unittitle>
			<unitdate normal="2000/2013">2000-2013</unitdate>
			<physdesc><extent>0.3 linear feet</extent></physdesc>
		</did>
		<scopecontent>
			<p>The reunions collection contains materials distributed to alumni, including <genreform>invitations</genreform>, <genreform>schedules</genreform>, and <genreform>programs</genreform>. Most materials are from <date normal="2002/2006">2002-2006</date>.</p>
		</scopecontent>
		<c level="file">
			<did>
				<container label="Box" type="box">1</container>
				<unittitle>Opening Ceremonies</unittitle>
				<unitdate>2001-2007</unitdate>
			</did>
		</c>
		<c level="file">
			<did>
				<container label="Box" type="box">1</container>
				<unittitle>Activities</unittitle>
				<unitdate>2000-2013</unitdate>
			</did>
		</c>
		<c level="file">
			<did>
				<container label="Box" type="box">1</container>
				<unittitle>Dinners</unittitle>
				<unitdate>2003-2006</unitdate>
			</did>
		</c>
		<c level="file">
			<did>
				<container label="Box" type="box">1</container>
				<unittitle>Lectures</unittitle>
				<unitdate>2002-2006</unitdate>
			</did>
		</c>
	</c>
</dsc>
<dsc type="analyticover">
	<c level="series">
		<did>
			<unittitle>Reunions</unittitle>
			<unitdate normal="2000/2013">2000-2013</unitdate>
			<physdesc><extent>0.3 linear feet</extent></physdesc>
		</did>
		<scopecontent>
			<p>The reunions collection contains materials distributed to alumni, including <genreform>invitations</genreform>, <genreform>schedules</genreform>, and <genreform>programs</genreform>. Most materials are from <date normal="2002/2006">2002-2006</date>.</p>
		</scopecontent>
	</c>
	<c level="series">
		<did>
		<unittitle>Graduation</unittitle>
		<unitdate normal="2000/2013">1995-2013</unitdate>
		<physdesc><extent>0.9 linear feet</extent></physdesc>
	</did>
	<scopecontent>
		<p>The graduations collection contains materials distributed at graduation, both to professors and students, including <genreform>invitations</genreform>, <genreform>schedules</genreform>, and <genreform>programs</genreform>. Most materials are from <date normal="2002/2006">2000-2006</date>.</p>
	</scopecontent>
</c>
</dsc>
<dsc type="in-depth">
	<c level="series">
	<did>
			<unittitle>Series 1: Reunions</unittitle>
			<unitdate type="inclusive" normal="2000/2013">2000-2013</unitdate>
	</did>
		<c level="file">
			<did>
				<container label="Box" type="box">1</container>
				<unittitle>Opening Ceremonies</unittitle>
				<unitdate>2001-2007</unitdate>
			</did>
		</c>
		<c level="file">
			<did>
				<container label="Box" type="box">1</container>
				<unittitle>Activities</unittitle>
				<unitdate>2000-2013</unitdate>
			</did>
		</c>
		<c level="file">
			<did>
				<container label="Box" type="box">1</container>
				<unittitle>Dinners</unittitle>
				<unitdate>2003-2006</unitdate>
			</did>
		</c>
		<c level="file">
			<did>
				<container label="Box" type="box">1</container>
				<unittitle>Lectures</unittitle>
				<unitdate>2002-2006</unitdate>
			</did>
		</c>
	</c>
</dsc>

EAD tag library entry for <dsc>.