<notestmt> Note Statement

<notestmt> is an optional child element within <filedesc> which is used to group <controlnote> elements. These notes provide general descriptive information about the finding aid. Only one <notestmt> element may be used, but it may group as many <controlnote>s as needed.


  • @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

<notestmt> must contain one or more required <controlnote> elements.

Adjacent Elements

<notestmt> is the file element in <filedesc>.


		<p>The archivist is aware that certain families who came up through Slytherin still possess original documents and realia from the house's founder. Please consider donating or bequeathing these to our archives so that we may present Salazar Slytherin's life and views more completely.</p>

Changes from EAD 2002

<notestmt> gained @lang and @script elements. Thanks to the deletion of <note> and its function being broken into more specific types, it now contains <controlnote> instead of <note>.

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <notestmt>