<citation> Citation

<citation> is a new element in EAD3 and a required child element of <conventiondeclaration> and <localtypedeclaration>. It is used to identify rules and conventions such as content standards, controlled vocabularies, and thesauri applied in the compilation of the description.

Attributes

  • @actuate – not required. Determines whether a link occurs automatically or must be requested by a user. Possible values: onload, onrequest, other, none.
  • @altrender – not required. Use if the content of the element should be displayed or printed differently than the rendering established in a style sheet for other occurrences of the element.
  • @arcrole – not required. Specifies the role that a remote resource plays in the link.
  • @audience – not required. Use to set whether the element’s contents will be visible to external users or to internal ones. Possible values are: “internal” and “external.”
  • @encodinganalog – not required. May contain information to map this tag to a particular element in another schema.
  • @href –not required. May be used to designate a URI/URL for the material cited.
  • @id – not required. Creates an ID for element. Can be used for linking.
  • @lang – not required. Three-letter code that indicates the language in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 639-2b.
  • @lastdatetimeverified – not required. Enter a date to specify the last date and time verified. Best practices format should be YYYY-MM-DD, up to YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss and with offset.
  • @linkrole – not required. Specifies the role that a remote resource plays in the link.
  • @linktitle – not required. Designates a title for the link.
  • @script – not required. Four-letter code that indicates the script in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 15924.
  • @show – not required. Specifies when a link will be shown. Possible values are: new, replace, embed, other, none.

Child Elements

<citation> most commonly contains text and may also contain <abbr>, <emph>, <expan>, <foreign>, <lb />, <ptr/>, and <ref>.

Adjacent Elements

<citation> is always a a required element in its parent elements. It is used after <abbr> and is followed by <descriptivenote>, both of which are optional.

Our EAD file so far

Examples of the two places where <citation> may be used:

<conventiondeclaration>
	<abbr>DACS</abbr>
	<citation href="http://www2.archivists.org/standards/DACS" lastdatetimeverified="2014-03-01T16:30:21Z" linktitle="DACS in HTML on SAA website" actuate="onload" show="new">Describing Archives: a Content Standard</citation>
	<descriptivenote>
		<p>DACS was used as the primary description standard.</p>
	</descriptivenote>
</conventiondeclaration>
<localtypedeclaration>
	<abbr>wizlib</abbr>
	<citation href="http://eadiva.com/wizlib" linktitle="WizLib Standards" actuate="onload" show="new">Standards for Wizarding Libraries and Archives: 2012</citation>
	<descriptivenote>
		<p>The 2012 edition of the Standards for Wizarding Libraries and Archives was used to handle descriptions specific to the wizarding world, such as the Wizarding Agency Code.</p>
	</descriptivenote>
</localtypedeclaration>

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <citation>