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<maintenanceevent> Maintenance Event

<maintenanceevent> is a new element in EAD3 and a required and repeatable child element of <maintenancehistory>. It is used to record information about maintenance activities performed on the EAD file.

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.”
  • @encodinganalog – not required. May contain information to map this tag to a particular element in another schema.
  • @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.
  • @script – not required. Four-letter code that indicates the script in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 15924.

Child Elements

It must contain <eventtype>, <eventdatetime>, <agenttype>, and <agent> in that order. It may also contain multiple optional <eventdescription> elements after the required elements to include more information about the maintenance activities.

Examples

<maintenancehistory>
  <maintenanceevent>
  	<eventtype value="derived"/>
  	<eventdatetime standarddatetime="2017-03-01T08:05:33Z">March 1 2017</eventdatetime>
  	<agenttype value="machine"/>
  	<agent>ead2-to-ead3.xslt</agent>
  	<eventdescription>Conversion from EAD 2002 finding aid using XSL transformation.</eventdescription>
  </maintenanceevent>
  <maintenanceevent>
  	<eventtype value="revised"/>
  	<eventdatetime standarddatetime="2017-03-02T10:05:23Z">March 2 2017</eventdatetime>
  	<agenttype value="human"/>
  	<agent>Ruth Tillman</agent>
  	<eventdescription>Conversion from EAD 2002 revised using updated DACS principles.</eventdescription>
  </maintenanceevent>
  <maintenanceevent>
      <eventtype value="updated"/>
      <eventdatetime standarddatetime="2018-06-03T13:43:33Z">June 3, 2018</eventdatetime>
      <agenttype value="human"/>
      <agent>María Ramirez</agent>
      <eventdescription>Updated to include 2017-2018 school year materials added to the collection.</eventdescription>
  </maintenanceevent>
  <maintenanceevent>
      <eventtype value="updated"/>
      <eventdatetime standarddatetime="2019-06-06T10:21:49Z">June 6, 2019</eventdatetime>
      <agenttype value="human"/>
      <agent>María Ramirez</agent>
      <eventdescription>Updated to include 2018-2019 school year materials added to the collection.</eventdescription>
  </maintenanceevent>
  <maintenanceevent>
      <eventtype value="updated"/>
      <eventdatetime standarddatetime="2020-06-08T13:50:12Z">June 8, 2020</eventdatetime>
      <agenttype value="human"/>
      <agent>María Ramirez</agent>
      <eventdescription>Updated to include 2019-2020 school year materials added to the collection.</eventdescription>
  </maintenanceevent>
</maintenancehistory>

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <maintenanceevent>