<quantity> Quantity

<quantity> is a new element in EAD3 and a required child element of <physdescstructured> used to indicate the number of <unittype>s being described. This element is a refined replacement for <extent>.


  • @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.
  • @approximate – not required. Used to indicate whether the quantity is only approximate. Possible values are: true, false.
  • @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

<quantity> may contain text. The use of numbers is strongly-recommended to allow for machine processing of the information.


<physdescset coverage="whole" parallel="false">
	<physdescstructured coverage="part" physdescstructuredtype="materialtype">
		<quantity approximate="false">38</quantity>
		<physfacet>Original scrolls are written in iron gall ink.</physfacet>
		<dimensions localtype="width" unit="inches">18</dimensions>
	<physdescstructured coverage="part" physdescstructuredtype="materialtype">
		<quantity approximate="false">4</quantity>
		<physfacet localtype="binding">Rough, amateur binding. Delicate.</physfacet>
			<p>Original journals appear to have been made by an amateur, possibly
				Slytherin himself. The binding work is much rougher than on the spell
				books and they must be handled with care.</p>
	<physdescstructured coverage="part" physdescstructuredtype="materialtype">
		<quantity approximate="false">139</quantity>
	<physdescstructured coverage="part" physdescstructuredtype="materialtype">
		<quantity approximate="false">5</quantity>
		<unittype source="wizlib">spell books</unittype>
		<physfacet localtype="binding">Original spell books are hand-stitched in common
			leather with raised bands.</physfacet>

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <quantity>