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<editionstmt> Edition Statement

<editionstmt> is an optional wrapper subelement within <filedesc>. It is used to group information about the finding aid edition, within an <edition> element and <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.”
  • 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.

Subelements

<editionstmt> contains <edition> and may contain <p>.

Our EAD file so far

Since we can note that it’s a first edition, let’s do that:

<ead>
	<eadheader>
		<eadid countrycode="us" mainagencycode="dgwl" url="http://www.eadiva.com/sample/">rkt-01</eadid>
		<filedesc>
			<titlestmt>
				<titleproper>Inventory of Something Useful for Learning EAD <date>2012-2013</date></titleproper>
				<subtitle>A totally awesome finding aid with a subtitle too</subtitle>
				<author>Ruth K. Tillman, the EADiva</author>
				<sponsor>Encoding thanks to EADiva's donation of her spare time.</sponsor>
			</titlestmt>
			<editionstmt><edition>1st ed.</edition>
			<p>Didn't need to specify since it's first edition, but wanted to use the fields.</p>
			</editionstmt>
		</filedesc>
		<profiledesc>
		</profiledesc>
		<revisiondesc>
		</revisiondesc>
	</eadheader>
	<frontmatter><!--we're going to display it here just to show how it's used-->
	</frontmatter>
	<archdesc>
	</archdesc>
</ead>

EAD tag library entry for <editionstmt>.