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<datesingle> Date Single

<datesingle> is a new element in EAD3 used to encode single dates within <chronitem>, <dateset>, <localcontrol>, <relation>, and <unitdatestructured>. It’s related to the new date element <daterange>.

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.
  • @lang – not required. Three-letter code that indicates the language in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 639-2b.
  • @localtype – not required. This attribute may be used within a number of elements. Its use and values are not defined by the schema and may be defined locally. It may be used in this case to create a more specific characterization of the date.
  • @notafter – not required. If the date is uncertain, use this attribute to designate the latest possible date. Use the ISO 8601 format of the date (YYYY-MM-DD).
  • @notbefore – not required. If the date is uncertain, use this attribute to designate the earliest possible date. Use the ISO 8601 format of the date (YYYY-MM-DD).
  • @script – not required. Four-letter code that indicates the script in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 15924.
  • @standarddatestrongly suggested. Use the attribute to define an ISO 8601 standard-compliant form of the date, i.e. YYYY-MM-DD.

Child Elements

<datesingle> may contain text, <abbr>, <emph>, <expan>, <foreign>, <lb />, <ptr/>, and <ref>. Most important, however, is the @standarddate attribute, which is used to specify the date in a way which can be read by machines. Text used to describe the date may follow any desired local conventions.

Examples

<custodhist>
  <head>Custodial History</head>
  <chronlist>
    <chronitem>
      <daterange>
        <fromdate standarddate="1978">1978</fromdate>
        <todate standarddate="1989">1989</todate>
      </daterange>
      <chronitemset>
        <event>Materials held by faculty members.</event>
        <event>Materials collected by departmental secretaries as informal archive</event>	      
      </chronitemset>
    </chronitem>
    <chronitem>
      <datesingle>1989</datesingle>
      <event>Departmental Records Collection Initiative conducted by <corpname normal="University Archives, Piecemaking University"><part>University Archives</part></corpname></event>
    </chronitem>
    <chronitem>
      <daterange>
        <fromdate standarddate="1989">1989</fromdate>
        <todate notbefore="2020">2020</todate>
      </daterange>
      <event>Records held by University Archives</event>
    </chronitem>
  </chronlist>
</custodhist>

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <datesingle>