<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>Guide to Quilting Technologies Department Records, 1978-2020</titleproper>
  <subtitle>A guide records of the Quilting Technologies Department at Piecemaking University</subtitle>
  <author>Ruth Tillman</author>
  <sponsor>Funding for the initial creation of this electronic finding aid was made possible in 1992 by a generous gift of the National Alliance of Peace Quilters. Funding for encoding was made possible in 2008 by a Piecemaking University Digital Initiatives Grant.</sponsor>

Changes from EAD 2002

<titestmt> gained @lang and @script.

EAD3 Tag Library Entry

View the official tag library entry for <titlestmt>