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<originalsloc> Location of Originals

<originalsloc> is used when originals exist but the unit being described consists of copies. It may contain information about the originals’ existence, location, availability, and/or desctruction. If the unit being described consists of originals, of which there are copies available, use <altformavail> instead. This element is comparable to ISAD(G) data element 3.5.1 and MARC field 535.

<originalsloc> 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.
  • TYPE – not required. This may provide more information on the type of disposition.

Subelements

<originalsloc> can include further <originalsloc> elements, as well as <address>, <blockquote>, <chronlist>, <head>, <list>, <note>, <p>, and <table>.

DACS

See DACS Section 6.1, Existence/location of originals. Added value. (DACS 2013, pp.69-70)

Examples

<c level="file">
	<did>
		<unittitle>STS 1023 flight test records</unittitle>
		<unitdate normal="1961">1961</unitdate>
	</did>
	<originalsloc>
		<p>Folder contains photocopies of originals. Originals are in custody of the National Archives and Records Administration, in accordance with the institution's records rentention schedule and federal policy.</p>
	</originalsloc>
</c>
<c level="file">
	<did>
		<unittitle>Correspondence</unittitle>
		<unitdate normal="1832">1832</unitdate>
	</did>
	<originalsloc>
		<p>Originals were destroyed after digitization.</p>
	</originalsloc>
</c>

EAD tag library entry for <origionalsloc>.