EAD Tag Library for Version 1.0

EAD Elements: <address> Address


A generic element for information about the place where someone or something is located and may be reached. Examples include a postal address for a repository, or the electronic mail address and phone number of the party granting publication permission.

When access to address information should be limited to authorized staff, the AUDIENCE attribute value can be set to "internal." Specialized software might be needed to prevent export of the "internal" elements when an entire finding aid is copied from one system to another in a networked environment.

Consider using an entity reference to store address information that occurs in many finding aids, as it is easier to update the information when located in a single, shared file. The entity reference can contain both the EAD elements and their content.

May contain:


May occur within:

accessrestrict, accruals, acqinfo, add, admininfo, altformavail, appraisal, arrangement, bibliography, bioghist, blockquote, controlaccess, custodhist, daodesc, div, dsc, dscgrp, entry, event, extref, extrefloc, fileplan, index, item, note, odd, organization, otherfindaid, p, prefercite, processinfo, publicationstmt, ref, refloc, relatedmaterial, repository, scopecontent, separatedmaterial, titlepage, userestrict


AUDIENCE #IMPLIED, external, internal


  1. <publicationstmt>
    <extptr actuate="auto" entityref="ucseal" show="embed">
    <lb>The Bancroft Library.</publisher>
    <addressline>University of California, Berkeley.</addressline>
    <addressline>Berkeley, California 94720-6000</addressline>
    <addressline>Phone: 510/642-6481</addressline>
    <addressline>Fax: 510/642-7589</addressline>
    <addressline>Email: [email protected]</addressline>
  2. An example of an entity reference used to provide repository name and address information that occurs in multiple finding aids. This can be done by declaring all the tags and text in Example 1 except for <publicationstmt> as entity hdr-cu-banc, which can then be used as needed inside other valid elements, as shown in Example 2. See the EAD Retrospective Encoding Guidelines at <http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/amher/upguide.html> for more information.

    <!DOCTYPE EAD PUBLIC "-//Society of American Archivists//DTD ead.dtd (Encoded Archival
    Description (EAD) Version 1.0)//EN" [
    <!ENTITY hdr-cu-banc PUBLIC "-//University of California, Berkeley::Bancroft Library//TEXT
    (eadheader: name and address)//EN" "hdrbanc.sgm">
    [other possible elements and text... ]
    <date>© 1997</date>
    [other possible elements and text... ]
    [other possible elements and text... ]

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