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<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.

Examples

<conventiondeclaration>
  <abbr>DACS</abbr>
  <citation href="https://saa-ts-dacs.github.io/dacs/" lastdatetimeverified="2013-06-05T16:30:21Z" linktitle="DACS in HTML on GitHub" actuate="onload" show="new">Describing Archives: a Content Standard</citation>
  <descriptivenote>
    <p>This finding aid conforms to the University Archives' standards for DACS-compliant description, including all Required and Optimum fields.</p>
  </descriptivenote>
</conventiondeclaration>

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <citation>