Handling primary sources in TEI XML

19. Objectives

The TEI <msDesc> element is intended for several different kinds of applications:
  • standalone database of library records (finding aid)
  • discursive text collecting many records (catalogue raisonné)
  • metadata component within a digital surrogate (electronic edition)
  • tool for ‘quantitative codicology’

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