EAD (Encoded Archival Description ; Version 2002 Official Site)

Encoded Archival Description Tag Library, Version 2002

EAD Elements

<frontmatter> Front Matter


A wrapper element that bundles prefatory text found before the start of the Archival Description <archdesc>. It focuses on the creation, publication, or use of the finding aid rather than information about the materials being described. Examples include a title page, preface, dedication, and instructions for using a finding aid. The optional <titlepage> element within <frontmatter> can be used to repeat selected information from the <eadheader> to generate a title page that follows local preferences for sequencing information. The other <frontmatter> structures, such as a dedication, are encoded as Text Divisions <div>s, with a <head> element containing word(s) that identify the nature of the text.

May contain:

div, titlepage

May occur within:

ead, eadgrp


AUDIENCE #IMPLIED, external, internal


            <titleproper>Register of the Gibbons (Stuart C.) Papers,
            <num>Collection number: Ms28</num>
            <publisher>San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
                <extptr actuate="onload" show="embed entityref="sjmlogo">
            Lodi, California</publisher>
            <list type="deflist">
                    <label>Processed by: </label>
                    <item>Don Walker</item>
                    <label>Date Completed: </label>
                    <label>Encoded by: </label>
                    <item>Don Walker</item>
            <p>&copy; 2000 San Joaquin County Historical Society &amp; Museum. All rights reserved.</p>