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<processinfo> Processing Info

<processinfo> encodes information about accessioning, arranging, describing, preserving, storing, or otherwise preparing the described materials for research use. This should be used for basic information. More-detailed information can be encoded within specific elements for each facet. The element is comparable to ISAD(G) data element 3.7.1 and MARC field 583. <date>s within the element are comparable to ISAD(G) data element 3.7.3.

<processinfo> 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 about the type of characteristic or requirement.


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


See DACS Section 7, Notes especially 7.1.8 for processing notes and DACS Section 8, Description control, and specifically section 8.1.5 for information about archivist and date. Added value. (DACS 2013, pp.78-81, 83-84)


	<head>Processing Information</head>
	<p>These materials were arranged by Ruth Kitchin Tillman in <date>2012</date>. Letters were not previously arranged by either correspondent or date.</p>

EAD tag library entry for <processinfo>.