EAD (Encoded Archival Description ; Version 2002 Official Site)

Encoded Archival Description Tag Library, Version 2002

EAD Elements

<userestrict> Conditions Governing Use


Information about conditions that affect use of the described materials after access has been granted. May indicate limitations, regulations, or special procedures imposed by a repository, donor, legal statute, or other agency regarding reproduction, publication, or quotation of the described materials. May also indicate the absence of restrictions, such as when copyright or literary rights have been dedicated to the public. Do not confuse with Conditions Governing Access <accessrestrict>, which designates information about conditions affecting the availability of the described materials. Preferred Citation <prefercite> may be used in conjunction with <userestrict> to encode statements specifying how the described materials should be referenced when reproduced, published, or quoted by patrons.

In EAD Version 1.0 <userestrict> 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 <userestrict> element is comparable to ISAD(G) data element 3.4.2 and MARC field 540.

May contain:

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

May occur within:

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


AUDIENCE #IMPLIED, external, internal


            <p>Until 2015 permission to photocopy some materials from this collection
            has been limited at the request of the donor. Please ask repository staff for
            details if you are interested in obtaining photocopies from Series 1: Correspondence.</p>

            <p>Copyright to the collection has been transferred to the Regents
            of the University of Michigan.</p>