<localcontrol> Local Control

<localcontrol> is a new element in EAD3 and an optional child element of <control> used to specify information necessary to accommodate local practices. It may be used multiple times. Examples below show how <localcontrol> may be very useful to provide administrative data that can be used in sorting, search results, etc.


  • @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.
  • @localtypestrongly suggested. Designate a @localtype value to be associated with the relevant terms.
  • @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

<localcontrol> should contain a <term> element to designate the local term followed by any associated <datesingle> or <daterange>, if desired.

Another way to look at it:

Adjacent Elements

<localcontrol> may be preceded by the optional <localtypedeclaration>. It is followed by the required <maintenancehistory>.


<localcontrol localtype="descriptionlevel">
<localcontrol localtype="processinglevel">

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <localcontrol>