<otheragencycode> Other Agency Code

<otheragencycode> is used within <maintenanceagency> to supply an alternate code for the agency responsible for the creation, maintenance, or dissemination of the EAD finding aid. Official codes may be encoded within <agencycode>. If the code comes from within ISO 15511, it should be in <agencycode>.


  • @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. Within <otheragencycode>, it should be used to specify the type of agency code being provided. The code type should be declared in <localtypedeclaration>.
  • @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

<otheragencycode> may contain text. The addition of an ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code as the prefix to a local code is recommended to ensure international uniqueness. It may then be used in tandem with <recordid> to provide a unique identifier for the finding aid.

Adjacent Elements

<otheragencycode> may be preceded by the optional <agencycode> and must be followed by the required <agencyname>.


  <otheragencycode localtype="quiltstan">PMU</otheragencycode>
  <agencyname>Piecemaking University Archives</agencyname>

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <otheragencycode>