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<accruals> Accruals

<accruals> encodes information about anticipated additions to the materials being described, including quantity and frequency. It can also be used to indicate no additions are expected.

<accruals> is one of the elements which may be used within <archdesc>, <archdescgrp>, <c>, <c01> through <c12>, and <descgrp>.


  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • ID – not required. Creates an ID for element. Can be used for linking.
  • ENCODINGANALOG – not required. May contain information to map this tag to a particular element in another schema.
  • TYPE – not required. May be used to indicate the manner of accruals.


<accruals> may contain further <accruals> elements, as well as <address>, <blockquote>, <chronlist>, <head>, <list>, <note>, <p>, and <table>. Note, since PCDATA is not used within this element, it serves as a wrapper, at least of a <p> element containing the actual text.


See DACS Section 5.4, Accruals. Added value. (DACS 2013, p.68)


Some examples of how <accruals> may be used:

	<p>The final materials for this collection were received in March 2012. No further accruals expected.</p>
	<p>Additions to this group are expected six times annually on the following schedule:</p>
	<listhead>Annual accrual schedule</listhead>

EAD tag library entry for <accruals>.