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So what if I'm using it essentially as a finding aid.  In other words, I'm
writing text descriptions and adding dates; there is no analog original for
the text.  However, I will be linking to mets records which in turn will
point to digital surrogates of analog objects, each connected to the event I
am describing.  There is a many to many relationship between events and
items.  Should I just put the list in the TEXT tag, and list myself as both
encoder and author in the header?
Doug

On Aug 15, 2010 6:27 PM, "James Cummings" <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:
> Doug,
>
> I'd echo what Syd has said and add that these specialised list-like
> components are equally at home in a textual context as a metadata one.
> The reason is that you might find a list of these in a text and want to
> encode them as you find them.
>
> For example, the bibliography at the end of a work and transcribe it as
> back matter with listBibl. Similarly you might be transcribing a
> gazetteer of places, or a copy of who's who, or a chronicle of events.
>
> Where it goes in the document depends entirely on whether it is
> additional textual material for the digital edition (perhaps as back
> material as Syd suggests), the primary text being transcribed, or
> metadata about the text.
>
> -James
>
>
> On 15/08/10 22:50, Syd Bauman wrote:
>> Doug --
>>
>> <listEvent> is a member of model.listLike, which in turn is a
>> member of model.inter. Thus<listEvent> can appear anywhere other
>> inter-level elements can, e.g. inside<p> or between two<p>s in a
>> <div>.
>>
>> Personally, I tend put my contextual lists like<listBibl>,
>> <listEvent>,<listPerson>, and<listPlace> inside a<div
>> type="editorial"> in the<back>.
>>
>>
>>> James Cummings recently pointed out via Twitter the listEvent tag
>>> which seems appropriate for some work I am doing for the Library of
>>> Congress which requires a set of events with dates and descriptions
>>> which then point to a set of METS files. The examples in the P5
>>> docs seems isomorphic to what I need, but as far as I can tell,
>>> listEvent can only appear in the teiHeader. Is this a correct
>>> assumption? If it is, then does it seem strange to have a teiHeader
>>> with no text at all? Should I even be using TEI at that point?
>