<localtypedeclaration> Local Type Declaration

<localtypedeclaration> is an optional child element of <control> which may be used to provide information about local conventions or local controlled vocabularies. Its use is parallel to <conventiondeclaration>, which is used for standardized conventions such as DACS. It may be used as many times as necessary to record all relevant conventions.


  • @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.
  • @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

<localtypedeclaration> must contain a <citation> element. However, its elements must be used in the following order, if used:

The <abbr> should be used later refer to the cited standard, particularly in @localtype elements which make use of the conventions cited.

Adjacent Elements

<localtypedeclaration> is preceded by an optional <conventiondeclaration> and may be followed by an optional <localcontrol>. The next required element is <maintenancehistory>.


	<citation href="https://eadiva.com/wizlib" linktitle="WizLib Standards" actuate="onload" show="new">Standards for Wizarding Libraries and Archives: 2012</citation>
		<p>The 2012 edition of the Standards for Wizarding Libraries and Archives was used to handle descriptions specific to the wizarding world, such as the Wizarding Agency Code.</p>

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

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