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<otherfindaid> Other Finding Aid

<otherfindaid> encodes information about additional or alternative guides to the described material, whether created by the repository or by another party (dealer, originator, etc). While it is used to indicate the existence of additional finding aids, it is not meant to replicate those guides. Other finding aids may also be formally cited and/or linked to within <otherfindaid> using <archref>. <otherfindaid> should not be confused with <fileplan>, which designates information about a plan explaining the classification scheme used by the creators or compilers of the materials.

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


  • 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 status.


<otherfindaid> can include further <otherfindaid> elements, as well as <address>, <archref>, <bibref>, <blockquote>, <chronlist>, <extref>, <head>, <linkgrp>, <list>, <note>, <p>, <ref>, <table>, and <title>.


See DACS Section 4.6, Finding aids. Added value. (DACS 2013, pp.61-62)


	<p>A 1983 card index guide to the materials may be found in Repository's reading room.</p>
	<p>An item-level list of materials is available.</p>
	<archref href="http://itemlevellist" show="new" actuate="onrequest">Additional materials list</archref>

EAD tag library entry for <otherfindaid>.