<titlestmt> Title Statement

<titlestmt> is the required first element within <filedesc>. It groups information about the title of the finding aid and those responsible for its content.


  • @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

<titlestmt> may have four child elements which must be used in this specific order:

Adjacent Elements

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


	<titleproper>Manuscripts of Salazar Slytherin: Finding Aid</titleproper>
	<subtitle>A guide to the letters, papers, and spell books held at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Archives</subtitle>
	<author>Felicia Flitwick</author>
	<sponsor>Funding for the initial creation of this electronic finding aid was made possible in 1992 by a generous gift of Slytherin's class of 1972. Funding for encoding was made possible in 2008 by a gift from Slytherin's class of 1998.</sponsor>

Changes from EAD 2002

<titestmt> gained @lang and @script.

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <titlestmt>