EAD (Encoded Archival Description ; Version 2002 Official Site)

Encoded Archival Description Tag Library, Version 2002

EAD Elements

<otherfindaid> Other Finding Aid


Information about additional or alternative guides to the described material, such as card files, dealers' inventories, or lists generated by the creator or compiler of the materials. It is used to indicate the existence of additional finding aids; it is not designed to encode the content of those guides.

Do not confuse with <fileplan>, which designates information about a particular type of access tool, known as a file plan, which explains the classification scheme used by the parties originally responsible for creating or compiling the described materials.

The <archref> element may be used to give a formal citation to the other finding aid or to link to an online version of it.

In EAD Version 1.0 <otherfindaid> was a subelement of Adjunct Descriptive Data <add>, 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 <add> when converting finding aids encoded in EAD V1.0 to EAD 2002.

The <otherfindaid> element is comparable to ISAD(G) data element 3.4.5.

May contain:

address, archref, bibref, blockquote, chronlist, extref, head, linkgrp, list, note, otherfindaid, p, ref, table, title

May occur within:

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


AUDIENCE #IMPLIED, external, internal


        <bibref>The Society has published an expanded guide to this collection:
        <title>Guide to the Records of the American Crystal Sugar Company. </title>
        Compiled by <persname role="author">David Carmichael; </persname>assisted
        by <persname role="author">Lydia A. Lucas </persname>and
        <persname role="author">Marion E. Matters. </persname>St. Paul. Division
        of Archives and Manuscripts. Minnesota Historical Society. 1985.