<subtitle> Subtitle

<subtitle> is used to encode the subtitle or other secondary name subordinate to <titleproper>. It can only be used within <titlepage> or <titlestmt>, where <titleproper> has been used.

Subtitles of monographs, serials, paintings, and other such works mentioned in the finding aid are not separately encoded, but they may be listed as part of the <title> element.


  • 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 a particular element in another schema.


<subtitle> can (and probably should) include PCDATA. It has no required subelements but should include the subtitle as PCDATA.

However, it can also contain a handful of generic subelements: <abbr>, <date>, <emph>, <expan>, <extptr>, <lb />, <num>, and <ptr>.

Our EAD file so far

Now let’s add a subtitle:

		<eadid countrycode="us" mainagencycode="dgwl" url="http://www.eadiva.com/sample/">rkt-01</eadid>
				<titleproper>Inventory of Something Useful for Learning EAD <date>2012-2013</date></titleproper>
				<subtitle>A totally awesome finding aid with a subtitle too</subtitle>
	<frontmatter><!--we're going to display it here just to show how it's used-->

EAD tag library entry for <subtitle>.