<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>, <c>, <c01> … <c12>, and itself.


  • @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.”
  • @encodinganalog – not required. May contain information to map this tag to a particular element in another schema.
  • @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.
  • @localtype – not required. This attribute may be used within a number of elements. Its use and values are not defined by the schema and may be defined locally.
  • @script – not required. Four-letter code that indicates the script in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 15924.

Child Elements

<accruals> may contain an optional <head> element. It must contain one or more of the following: <blockquote>, <chronlist>, <list>, <p>, <table>, and further <accruals> elements.


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


    <p>Grant applications and paperwork are retained by the department until 7 years
        from the grant's completion. Unsuccessful applications are then shredded. The
        successful application and its paperwork are transferred to the University
    <p>The department minutes for each school year are acquired in June, following the conclusion of Maymester.</p>

Changes from EAD 2002

<accruals> gained attributes @lang and @script. @type changed to @localtype. It lost child elements <address> and <note>.

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <accruals>