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Metadata Element Profiles

Correspondent Type

Attribute

Attribute Description

Identifying Attributes

Name

correspondentType

Label

Correspondent Type

Definitional Attributes

Definition

A classification of correspondents according to a scheme used by the institution.

Purpose

To permit users to classify attributes of the correspondent for analysis and reporting. Permits the user to report on the variety of correspondents contacting the institution.

Constraint

Applies to correspondent (the originator of the correspondence).

Datatype Name

Alphanumeric

Relational Attributes

Value Domain

Selected from a pick list developed by the institution.

Conditions of Application

Obligation

Optional

When is Element Populated?

When correspondent information is populated into the system.

How is the Element Populated?

User (often the Correspondence Unit).

Reference

FREC, 3.1 Metadata Requirements, Reference #2.14; ECMUCS, 3 Flow of Events, Reference #3.1.8

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