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<fileplan> File Plan

<fileplan> is used to encode information about any classification scheme used for arranging, storing, and retrieving the described materials by the parties originally responsible for creating or compiling them. This may be something as simple as alphabetical or numerical or a more complicated scientific scheme or room layout.

This should not be confused with <otherfindaid>, which contains reference to additional descriptions of the material rather than classification schemes.

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


  • 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.


<fileplan> may contain further <fileplan> elements, as well as: <address>, <blockquote>, <chronlist>, <head>, <list>, <note>, <p>, and <table>.


A sample file plan:

	<head>File List</head>
	<p>Original classification of UNIT species profiles is preserved below.</p>
		<list type="ordered">
				<item>Adipose to Cyberman</item>
				<item>Dalek to Judoon</item>
				<item>Kaled to Sycorax</item>
				<item>Tenza to Zocci</item>

EAD tag library entry for <fileplan>.