EAD (Encoded Archival Description ; Version 2002 Official Site)

Encoded Archival Description Tag Library, Version 2002

EAD Elements

<appraisal> Appraisal Information


Information about the process of determining the archival value and thus the disposition of records based upon their current administrative, legal, and fiscal use; their evidential, intrinsic, and informational value; their arrangement and condition; and their relationship to other records.

In EAD Version 1.0 <appraisal> was a subelement of Administrative Information <admininfo>, which has been deprecated in EAD 2002 (see Appendix B). The new Description Group <descgrp> element, which can group any of the <did>-level elements (except the Description of Subordinate Components <dsc>), may be used to wrap elements where a group heading is desirable. The <descgrp> element can be used to replace <admininfo> where it has been used as a wrapper when converting finding aids encoded in EAD V1.0 to EAD 2002.

The <appraisal> element is comparable to ISAD(G) data element 3.3.2 and MARC field 583.

May contain:

address, appraisal, blockquote, chronlist, head, list, note, p, table

May occur within:

appraisal, archdesc, archdescgrp, c, c01, c02, c03, c04, c05, c06, c07, c08, c09, c10, c11, c12, descgrp


AUDIENCE #IMPLIED, external, internal



	<p>The records of the Mid-Ocean Dynamics Experiment came to the Institute
	Archives in two accessions in 1980 and 1982. During processing the collection was reduced
	from fifteen cubic feet to four by discarding duplicate materials, financial records, and
	publications not authored by MODE participants. Forty charts and six inches of raw data
	presented the primary appraisal issues. The raw data consisted of bulletins and reports
	referring to float positions, moorings, isotherms, geostrophic velocity calculations,
	ships' summaries, and work proposed and work carried out during the MODE-I experiment.
	As this raw data was recapitulated in weekly <title render="underline">MODE Hot
	Line Bulletins</title>, only a sampling was retained in the collection. Also discarded
	were ten charts for which there were no descriptions of indicated data points, nor were
	dates or test site locations provided.</p>
	<p>Six inches of materials pertaining to the POLYMODE project, 1973-1980, were added
	to the Institute Archives POLYMODE collection.</p>
	<p>The appraisal of this collection was carried out in consultation with Robert
	Heinmiller, a research associate at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution during MODE.</p>