<imprint> Imprint

<imprint> encodes information related to the publication or distribution of a work. It may be found within <bibref> or <unittitle>. The place of publication, name of publisher, and date of publication can be plain text or encoded within <geogname>, <publisher>, and <date>. If the work was not published, it is rarely appropriate to encode it in <imprint>.


  • 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.”
  • ID – not required. Creates an ID for element. Can be used for linking.
  • ENCODINGANALOG – not required. May contain information to map this tag to another encoding schema, such as MARC.


<imprint> may contain PCDATA, <date>, <emph>, <extptr>, <geogname>, <lb />, <ptr>, and <publisher>.


The following example comes from the LoC tag library:

	<title render="italic">Action For Outdoor Recreation For America.</title>, 
		<geogname>Washington, D.C.</geogname>:
		<publisher>Citizen's Committee For The Outdoor Recreation Resources
		Review Commission Report</publisher>,
		<date type="publication" normal="1964">1964</date>.

EAD tag library entry for <imprint>.