10. Alphabetical List of Elements

<accMat> provides encoding for physically separate items that are associated with the manuscript.

<acquisition> contains information concerning the acquisition of the manuscript by its present owner.

<additional> groups information relating to curatorial issues, and to the bibliography and subject headings of the manuscript as a whole.

<additions> offers encoding to record any written or drawn additions to the original state of the manuscript, such as marginalia, scribblings, doodles.

<adminInfo> batches information of interest primarily to the holding institution regarding metadata on the electronic description,  and the availability and conservation of the manuscript.

<altName> contains the "ocelli nominum" or the nicknames, the CLA volume and entry numbers, or the sigla, etc., whereby manuscripts are often designated, instead of or in addition to their call numbers.

<author> contains the name of the person with primary responsibility for a bibliographic unit.

<availability>  supplies information about the availability of a manuscript, and about restrictions on its use.

<binding> is the basic unit for describing the binding of a codex at one point in time.

<bindingDesc> gathers together, under an optional heading, one or more discrete units (whether as &lt;p> or as <binding>) that discuss the binding(s) that a codex may have received over a period of time.

<catchwords>  provides a description of the system of word(s), written in the lower margin of the last leaf verso of a gathering, as a preview of the first word(s) of the first leaf recto of the successive gathering, to ensure correcting ordering of the quires by the binder.

<collation> contains the description of the gathering-by-gathering composition of a codex, or segment of a codex, sometimes expressed as a formula, and sometimes in prose.

<collection> contains the name of a collection that holds a given manuscript.

<colophon> contains information supplied by the scribe about the production of the manuscript.

<condition> summarizes the physical state of a manuscript.

<custEvent> describes a single event in the conservation history of a manuscript.

<custodialHist>  records the conservation history of a manuscript.

<decoNote> is the basic unit for describing a specific aspect of a manuscript’s decoration.

<decoration> gathers together, potentially under a heading, one or more discrete units (whether as <p> or as <decoNote>) that discuss the decoration of a manuscript.

<depth> encodes the depth of a manuscript.

<dimensions>  encodes the height, width and depth of the manuscript, or of a part of a manuscript.

<explicit> contains the closing words of a text, or of a division of a text.

<extent> supplies information about the quantity of leaves, pages or membranes contained in a codex or its parts (standard TEI element, here with specific application).

<foliation> provides for mark-up of the numbering system(s) applied to the leaves or pages of a manuscript.

<form> provides the mechanism for encoding the differing physical shapes in which manuscripts are found.

<format> is used to encode two different but related situations:  1) the number of times the writing support has been folded (mainly in reference to paper); and 2) the general designation of size of the codex when its measurements are not expressed by precise dimensions (whether parchment or paper).

<handDesc> gathers the discussion of a single scribe’s work within the manuscript.

<handShift> marks the beginning of a sequence of text written by a new scribe (standard TEI element).

<height> encodes the height of a manuscript.

<heraldry> encompasses the discussion of heraldic arms, supporters, devices, and mottos, including the blazoning of the arms.

<history> contains information concerning the history of a manuscript from the moment of its production to the present day.

<idno> supplies the alphanumeric sequence, usually termed "call number" or "shelfmark" or "press mark" or "accession number," that is used to identify a manuscript (standard TEI element, here with specific application).

<incipit> contains the opening words of a text, or of a division of a text.

<institution> contains the name of an organization such as a university, within which a repository is located.

<keywords> contains a list of keywords or phrases identifying the topic or nature of a text.

<layout> describes the way in which text is arranged on the page, specifying, for example, the disposition and shape of the prick marks, the number and medium of the ruled or written lines, and the number of columns. 

<locus> defines a location within a manuscript or manuscript part.

<listBibl> contains a list of bibliographic citations of any kind.

<material> denotes the physical substance of which the manuscript itself, or any of its component parts, is composed.

<msContents> encloses the section, or sections, of a manuscript or manuscript part that describes its intellectual content.

<msDescription> encodes a description of a medieval or renaissance manuscript.

<msHeading>  contains brief database-like statements about key elements of a manuscript, intended for quick viewing by the user.

<msIdentifier> groups information from the holding institution that serves to uniquely identify one manuscript.

<msItem> contains a unit of bibliographic information within a manuscript or a manuscript part, as determined by the cataloguer.

<msPart> contains the description (intellectual, physical and historical) of a manuscript or manuscript fragment that shares the binding with another manuscript but that is of separate origin.

<msWriting> contains the full range of descriptive discussion on paleographic matters of a codex.

<motto> contains the indexable word or string of words that identify and rally a person, a family, a state or other entity.

<musicNotation> is the element that encloses a description of the form of musical notation employed.

<name> contains a proper noun or noun phrase.

<note> contains general information concerning the manuscript not covered by any other note type.

<origDate> encodes the date of production of the manuscript or manuscript part.

<origin> contains information concerning the place, date, and other circumstances of the production of a manuscript: it may provide the evidence on which the statements in the <origDate> and <origPlace> elements are based.

<origPlace> encodes the place of origin of the manuscript or manuscript part.

<overview> introduces a section of the manuscript description by announcing in an abbreviated way what will follow in detail.

<palimpsest>  describes reused writing support for a manuscript from which the previous text or set of signs was made more or less to disappear (whether by erasing it or washing it or scraping it) so that a new text could be placed on the same support.

<physDesc> contains the physical description of a manuscript.

<provenance> contains information concerning any aspect of the history of the manuscript (including information about its production and/or acquisition by the present or last known owner, where these do not belong unambiguously within <origin> or <acquisition>).

<punctuation> incorporates comments about the punctuation in a manuscript.

<recordHist> describes the source of a description of a manuscript and, if desired, successive revisions of the description, including the date of the change, the person(s) responsible for the change, and the nature of the change.

<remarks> contains informal notes about a manuscript.

<repository> contains the name of an organization such as a library that holds a given manuscript.

<respStmt> upplies the name and task of a person other than the author, who is responsible for some aspect of the intellectual content of the manuscript.

<rubric> contains the string of words that denotes the beginning or the end of a text division, usually set off from the text itself by red ink, or by a different size or type of script, or by lining through, or other such visual device.

<scriptTerm> encodes the indexable name of a script, omitting descriptive adjectives unless the adjectives have become necessary as distinguishers.

<seal> supplies information about the seal(s) attached to documents to guarantee their integrity, or to show authentication of the issuer or consent of the participants.

<secFol> contains the word or words that the medieval (or possibly modern) cataloguer has chosen from a set point in the codex to uniquely identify that book (the beginning of the second leaf, the beginning of the second column, etc.).

<signatures>  denotes the system of progressive marking of fascicules and/or of leaves, usually only through the first half of the gathering, so that they may be assembled in correct order by the binder. 

<summary> serves to encode the brief prose statement that takes the place of more specifically quoted and encoded textual analysis.

<support> contains a description of the physical material on which the manuscript’s writing, musical notation, decoration and / or other signifiers are placed, or are intended to be placed.

<surrogates> contains information about photographic and / or digital surrogates of the manuscript.

<textLang> encodes the names of the languages that are cited as present in a manuscript.

<title> contains the word or words that identify a given work by a name that may be specific to that work or conventional (standard TEI element, here with different attributes).

<watermarks> contains the information regarding the imprint, usually figurative, left on paper during its manufacture by the curved or interwoven slim wire sewn or soldered onto the frame on which paper is made. 

<width> encodes the width of a manuscript.

<writingSystem> is used to designate a manuscript’s writing system or alphabet, of which thescript is the particular embodiment.