<otherrecordid> Other Record ID

<otherrecordid> is a new element in EAD3 and an optional child element of <control>, which may be used to provide a local identifier for the EAD file. It may be repeated, if considered necessary. While <recordid> is mandatory, <otherrecordid> may designate, for example, a former identifier which should be retained for reference.


  • @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.
  • @localtype – not required. This attribute may be used within a number of elements. Its use and values are not defined by the schema and may be defined locally.
  • @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

<otherrecordid> may contain text.

Adjacent Elements

<otherrecordid> should be followed by <representation> if it is used. The next required element is <filedesc>.


  <otherrecordid localtype="ark">https://piecemaking.edu/ark:/1313/qd011</otherrecordid>

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <otherrecordid>