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<source> Source

<source> is a new element in EAD and a required child element of <sources> (which may contain as many source elements as necessary). It is used to identify a source of evidence used in the description of the archival material. Do not confuse with <citation>, used to identify rules and conventions used to create the description.

Attributes

  • @actuate – not required. Determines whether a link occurs automatically or must be requested by a user. Possible values: onload, onrequest, other, none.
  • @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.
  • @arcrole – not required. Specifies the role that a remote resource plays in the link.
  • @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.
  • @href –not required. May be used to designate a URI/URL for the material cited.
  • @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.
  • @lastdatetimeverified – not required. Enter a date to specify the last date and time verified. Best practices format should be YYYY-MM-DD, up to YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss and with offset.
  • @linkrole – not required. Specifies the role that a remote resource plays in the link.
  • @linktitle – not required. Designates a title for the link.
  • @script – not required. Four-letter code that indicates the script in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 15924.
  • @show – not required. Specifies when a link will be shown. Possible values are: new, replace, embed, other, none.

Child Elements

<source> may contain in the following order:

The <descriptivenote> should contain information superfluous to the <spourceentry> element(s). For example, the <sourceentry> may contain a title and <descriptivenote> may add information about how the source was used.

Examples

<sources>
  <source id="patchwork">
    <sourceentry>Patchwork: A History of Quilting Education in the United States</sourceentry>
    <objectxmlwrap>
        <rdf:Description>
            <dc:title>Patchwork: A History of Quilting Education in the United States</dc:title>
            <dc:creator>Amelia Robinson</dc:creator>
            <dc:date>1998</dc:date>
            <dc:identifier>TX165 .R63 1998</dc:identifier>
        </rdf:Description>
    </objectxmlwrap>
    <descriptivenote>
        <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>
    </descriptivenote>
  </source>
</sources>

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <source>