<sourceentry> Source Entry

<sourceentry> is a new element in EAD3. It is an optional child element of <source>, used to provide a textual description of a source of evidence used in the archival description.


  • @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.
  • @script – not required. Four-letter code that indicates the script in which the element’s contents were written. It should come from ISO 15924.
  • @transliteration – not required. A value (NMTOKEN) designating the transliteration scheme used in representing converting one script into another script.

Child Elements

<sourceentry> may contain text.

Adjacent Elements

<sourceentry> must be used first in a source element. It may be repeated. It is followed by an optional <objectxmlwrap> and optional <descriptivenote> in that order.

Our EAD file so far

		<sourceentry>Hogwarts: a History</sourceentry>
				<dc:title>Hogwarts: a History</dc:title>
				<dc:creator>Bathilda Bagshot</dc:creator>
				<dc:identifier>DA880.B34 1968</dc:identifier>
			<p>Basic biographical and historical information was taken from <title><part>Hogwarts: a History</part></title>.</p>

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <sourceentry>