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<num> Number

<num> is a generic element used to encode any form of numeric information. It is only used when it is necessary to display a number in a special way or identify it as a type of number. Do not confuse it with other elements which may contain numeric information, such as <container>, <unitid>, or <eadid>. It may be used within <bibref>, <bibseries>, <entry>, <event>, <extref>, <extrefloc>, <item>, <label>, <materialspec>, <p>, <publicationstmt>, <ref>, <refloc>, <seriesstmt>, <subtitle>, <title>, <titlepage>, <titleproper>, and <unittitle>.


  • 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 other encoding schemas.
  • TYPE – not required. While this attribute is not required, it’s strongly advised that it should be used if the element is being used at all.


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


Donated by Ruth K. Tillman, 2012. Accession number <num type="accession">384</num>.
<titleproper>Guides to Letters of Peace Corps Volunteers</titleproper> <num type="seriesnumber">45</num>

EAD tag library entry for <num>.