10. Alphabetical List of Elements
provides encoding for physically separate items that
are associated with the manuscript.
contains information concerning the acquisition of
the manuscript by its present owner.
groups information relating to curatorial issues,
and to the bibliography and subject headings of the
manuscript as a whole.
offers encoding to record any written or drawn
additions to the original state of the manuscript,
such as marginalia, scribblings, doodles.
batches information of interest primarily to the holding
institution regarding metadata on the electronic description,
and the availability and conservation of the manuscript.
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.
contains the name of the person with primary responsibility
for a bibliographic unit.
supplies information about the availability of a manuscript,
and about restrictions on its use.
is the basic unit for describing the binding of a
codex at one point in time.
gathers together, under an optional heading, one or
more discrete units (whether as <p>
or as <binding>)
that discuss the binding(s) that a codex may have
received over a period of time.
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.
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.
contains the name of a collection that holds a given
contains information supplied by the scribe about
the production of the manuscript.
summarizes the physical state of a manuscript.
describes a single event in the conservation history
of a manuscript.
records the conservation history of a manuscript.
is the basic unit for describing a specific aspect
of a manuscript’s 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.
encodes the depth of a manuscript.
encodes the height, width and depth of the manuscript,
or of a part of a manuscript.
contains the closing words of a text, or of a division
of a text.
supplies information about the quantity of leaves,
pages or membranes contained in a codex or its parts
(standard TEI element, here with specific application).
provides for mark-up of the numbering system(s) applied
to the leaves or pages of a manuscript.
provides the mechanism for encoding the differing
physical shapes in which manuscripts are found.
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).
gathers the discussion of a single scribe’s
work within the manuscript.
marks the beginning of a sequence of text written
by a new scribe (standard TEI element).
encodes the height of a manuscript.
encompasses the discussion of heraldic arms, supporters,
devices, and mottos, including the blazoning of the
contains information concerning the history of a manuscript
from the moment of its production to the present day.
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).
contains the opening words of a text, or of a division
of a text.
contains the name of an organization such as a university,
within which a repository is located.
contains a list of keywords or phrases identifying
the topic or nature of a text.
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.
defines a location within a manuscript or manuscript
contains a list of bibliographic citations of any
denotes the physical substance of which the manuscript
itself, or any of its component parts, is composed.
encloses the section, or sections, of a manuscript
or manuscript part that describes its intellectual
encodes a description of a medieval or renaissance
contains brief database-like statements about key
elements of a manuscript, intended for quick viewing
by the user.
groups information from the holding institution that
serves to uniquely identify one manuscript.
contains a unit of bibliographic information within
a manuscript or a manuscript part, as determined by
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.
contains the full range of descriptive discussion
on paleographic matters of a codex.
contains the indexable word or string of words that
identify and rally a person, a family, a state or
is the element that encloses a description of the
form of musical notation employed.
contains a proper noun or noun phrase.
contains general information concerning the manuscript
not covered by any other note type.
encodes the date of production of the manuscript or
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>
elements are based.
encodes the place of origin of the manuscript or manuscript
introduces a section of the manuscript description
by announcing in an abbreviated way what will follow
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.
contains the physical description of a manuscript.
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
incorporates comments about the punctuation in a manuscript.
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.
contains informal notes about a manuscript.
contains the name of an organization such as a library
that holds a given manuscript.
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.
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.
encodes the indexable name of a script, omitting descriptive
adjectives unless the adjectives have become necessary
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.
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,
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.
serves to encode the brief prose statement that takes
the place of more specifically quoted and encoded
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.
contains information about photographic and / or digital
surrogates of the manuscript.
encodes the names of the languages that are cited
as present in a manuscript.
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).
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.
encodes the width of a manuscript.
is used to designate a manuscript’s writing
system or alphabet, of which thescript is the particular