<objectxmlwrap> Object XML Wrap

<objectxmlwrap> is a new element in EAD3 (see EAC-CPF as well) which may be used within a <source> or <relation> to wrap an XML element from any XML encoding language other than EAD(3). Best practices suggest including a namespace attribute on the <ead> root element which references the namespace of the standard. Possible examples include DublinCore, EAC-CPF, MARCXML, deprecated EAD 2002 elements, or even a local schema (ideally one with documentation). Only one <objectxmlwrap> may be included in each <source> or <relation>.

This element may only be used if the Schema version of the EAD3 specification is being used, not the DTD.


  • @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.
  • @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

<objectxmlwrap>, if used, should contain a single XML element which contains the rest of any XML to be included. The example below uses the oai_dc schema to wrap Dublin Core, which has no top-level element. The only thing it should not contain is EAD(3).

Adjacent Elements

<objectxmlwrap>, if used, should always be the second element, after <sourceentry> or <relationentry> in their respective parent elements.


  <relation relationtype="cpfrelation" actuate="onload" show="new" href="https://piecemaking.edu/ark:1313/gqt014">
    <relationentry>Graduate Society of Quilting Technologists</relationentry>
        <fromdate standarddate="1980">1980</fromdate>
        <p>Organized and run by graduate students within the department with a rotating faculty advisor, this society co-sponsors the "Threads and Voices" symposium series. Its students invite speakers, conduct event planning, and host the event, while the department provides financial support and guidance.</p>
  <relation relationtype="resourcerelation" actuate="onload" show="new" href="https://quilthismus.org/archives/coll/9274">
        <dc:title>Collaborations: Quilting History Museum and Piecemaking U</dc:title>
    <descriptivenote><p>Exhibit notes and meeting minutes from a project partnership between the Quilting History Museum and department members of the Quilting Technologies Department</p></descriptivenote>
  <source id="patchwork">
        <sourceentry>Patchwork: A History of Quilting Education in the United States</sourceentry>
            <dc:title>Patchwork: A History of Quilting Education in the United States</dc:title>
            <dc:creator>Amelia Robinson</dc:creator>
            <dc:identifier>TX165 .R63 1998</dc:identifier>
        <p>Context for the department history note was taken from <title><part>Patchwork: A History of Quilting Education in the United States</part></title>.</p>

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <objectxmlwrap>