<abstract> contains a summary or formal abstract prefixed to an existing source document by the encoder. [2.4.4. Abstracts]
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 <abstract resp="#LB">
  <p>Good database design involves the acquisition and deployment of
     skills which have a wider relevance to the educational process. From
     a set of more or less instinctive rules of thumb a formal discipline
     or "methodology" of database design has evolved. Applying that
     methodology can be of great benefit to a very wide range of academic
     subjects: it requires fundamental skills of abstraction and
     generalisation and it provides a simple mechanism whereby complex
     ideas and information structures can be represented and manipulated,
     even without the use of a computer. </p>

This element is intended only for cases where no abstract is available in the original source. Any abstract already present in the source document should be encoded as a div within the front, as it should for a born-digital document.