<editionstmt> Edition Statement

<editionstmt> is an optional wrapper child element within <filedesc>. It is used to group information about the finding aid edition within an <edition> element and may contain <p> elements for narrative statements.

Attributes

  • @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.

Child Elements

<editionstmt> must contain at least one of <edition> or <p>. It may contain both. They may be used multiple times and in any order.

Adjacent Elements

<editionstmt> must be preceded by <titlestmt> and may be followed by optional <publicationstmt>, <seriesstmt>, and <notestmt> in that order.

Examples

<editionstmt>
	<edition>2nd edition</edition>
	<p>Edition was updated during EAD3 encoding to conform to DACS standards.</p>
</editionstmt>

Changes from EAD 2002

<editionstmt> gained @lang and @script elements.

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <editionstmt>