<head> Heading

<head> is a generic eliminate used to designate a title or caption for a section of text, including a list. It should be the first subelement. Do not confuse with <head01> and <head02>, which are subelements of <listhead> or with <thead>, which is used for column heads in a table.

<head> may be used within <accessrestrict>, <accruals>, <acqinfo>, <altformavail>, <appraisal>, <arrangement>, <bibliography>, <bioghist>, <c>, <c01> to <c12>, <chronlist>, <controlaccess>, <custodhist>, <daodesc>, <descgrp>, <did>, <div>, <dsc>, <dscgrp>, <fileplan>, <index>, <list>, <odd>, <originalsloc>, <otherfindaid>, <phystech>, <prefercite>, <processinfo>, <relatedmaterial>, <scopecontent>, <separatedmaterial>, <table>, and <userestrict>.


  • 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.
  • ALTHEAD – not required. An alternative short form of the heading element that might be used, for example, to create a running header.


<head> may contain PCDATA, <emph>, <extptr>, <lb />, and <ptr>.


	<head>Scope and Content of the Collection</head>
	<p>The collection primarily consists of <genreform>letters</genreform> but also contains a 5-year <genreform normal="diaries">diary</genreform>, which was kept from <date normal="1968/1972">1968 to 1972</date>.</p>
	<corpname source="lcsh">Central Mindanao University</corpname>
	<geogname source="lcsh">Mindanao Island (Philippines)</geogname>
	<corpname source="lcsh">Peace Corps (U.S.)</corpname>

EAD tag library entry for <head>.