att.bibl

Module
MEI.shared
Attributes
analog
analog(optional)Contains a reference to a field or element in another descriptive encoding system to which this MEI element is comparable. Value is plain text.
analog(optional)Contains a reference to a field or element in another descriptive encoding system to which this MEI element is comparable. Value is plain text.
Component declarations that are shared between two or more modules.
analog(optional)Contains a reference to a field or element in another descriptive encoding system to which this MEI element is comparable. Value is plain text.
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accessRestrict, accMat, acquisition, addDesc, addName, altId, analytic, annot, arranger, attUsage, audience, author, availability, avFile, bibl, biblList, biblScope, biblStruct, binding, bindingDesc, bloc, byline, captureMode, carrierForm, castItem, castList, catchwords, category, catRel, change, changeDesc, classDecls, classification, collation, colophon, composer, condition, contentItem, contents, context, contributor, corpName, correction, country, creation, date, decoDesc, decoNote, dedicatee, dedication, depth, dim, dimensions, distributor, district, domainsDecl, edition, editionStmt, editor, editorialDecl, encodingDesc, event, eventList, exhibHist, explicit, expression, extent, extMeta, famName, fileChar, fileDesc, fingerprint, foliation, foreName, funder, genName, genre, genState, geogFeat, geogName, hand, handList, height, heraldry, history, identifier, imprint, incip, incipCode, incipText, inscription, interpretation, item, key, language, langUsage, layout, layoutDesc, librettist, locus, locusGrp, lyricist, manifestation, meiHead, mensuration, meter, monogr, name, nameLink, namespace, normalization, notesStmt, otherChar, perfDuration, perfMedium, perfRes, perfResList, periodName, persName, physDesc, physLoc, physMedium, plateNum, playingSpeed, price, projectDesc, provenance, publisher, pubPlace, pubStmt, recipient, region, relatedItem, relation, repository, resp, respStmt, revisionDesc, roleName, rubric, samplingDecl, scoreFormat, scriptDesc, scriptNote, seal, sealDesc, secFolio, segmentation, series, seriesStmt, settlement, signatures, soundChan, source, specRepro, sponsor, stamp, stdVals, styleName, support, supportDesc, sysReq, tagsDecl, tagUsage, taxonomy, tempo, term, termList, textLang, title, titlePage, titlePart, titleStmt, trackConfig, treatHist, treatSched, typeDesc, typeNote, unpub, useRestrict, watermark, width, work
accessRestrict(access restriction) – Describes the conditions that affect the accessibility of material.
accMatHolds a description of any additional material bound with an item, such as non-contemporaneous documents or fragments.
acquisitionRecords information concerning the process by which an item was acquired by the holding institution.
addDesc(addition description) – Provides a description of significant additions found within an item, such as marginalia or other annotations.
addName(additional name) – Contains an additional name component, such as a nickname, epithet, or alias, or any other descriptive phrase used within a personal name.
altId(alternative identifier) – May contain a bibliographic identifier that does not fit within the meiHead element's id attribute, for example because the identifier does not fit the definition of an XML id or because multiple identifiers are needed.
analytic(analytic level) – Contains bibliographic elements describing an item (e.g. an article or poem) published within a monograph or journal and not as an independent publication.
annot(annotation) – Provides a statement explaining the text or indicating the basis for an assertion.
arrangerA person or organization who transcribes a musical composition, usually for a different medium from that of the original; in an arrangement the musical substance remains essentially unchanged.
attUsageDocuments the usage of a specific attribute of the element.
audienceDefines the class of user for which the work is intended, as defined by age group (e.g., children, young adults, adults, etc.), educational level (e.g., primary, secondary, etc.), or other categorization.
authorThe name of the creator of the intellectual content of a non-musical, literary work.
availabilityGroups elements that describe the availability of and access to a bibliographic item, including an MEI-encoded document.
avFile(audio/video file) – References an external digital audio or video file.
bibl(bibliographic reference) – Provides a loosely-structured bibliographic citation in which the sub-components may or may not be explicitly marked.
biblListList of bibliographic references.
biblScope(scope of citation) – Defines the scope of a bibliographic reference, for example as a list of page numbers, or a named subdivision of a larger work.
biblStruct(structured bibliographic citation) – Contains a bibliographic citation in which bibliographic sub-elements must appear in a specified order.
binding(binding) – Contains a description of one binding, i.e. type of covering, boards, etc. applied to an item.
bindingDesc(binding description) – Describes the present and former bindings of an item.
blocContains the name of a geopolitical unit consisting of two or more nation states or countries.
bylineContains the primary statement of responsibility given for a work on its title page.
captureMode(capture mode) – The means used to record notation, sound, or images in the production of a source/manifestation (e.g., analogue, acoustic, electric, digital, optical etc.).
carrierForm(carrier form) – The specific class of material to which the physical carrier of the source/manifestation belongs (e.g., sound cassette, videodisc, microfilm cartridge, transparency, etc.). The carrier for a manifestation comprising multiple physical components may include more than one form (e.g., a filmstrip with an accompanying booklet, a separate sound disc carrying the sound track for a film, etc.).
castItemContains a single entry within a cast list, describing either a single role or a list of non-speaking roles.
castListContains a single cast list or dramatis personae.
catchwordsDescribes the system used to ensure correct ordering of the quires making up an item, typically by means of annotations at the foot of the page.
categoryContains an individual descriptive category in a user-defined taxonomy, possibly nested within a superordinate category.
catRel(category relationship) – Contains the name of a related category.
changeIndividual change within the revision description.
changeDesc(change description) – Description of a revision of the MEI file.
classDeclsGroups information which describes the nature or topic of an entity.
classificationGroups information which describes the nature or topic of an entity.
collationRecords a description of how the leaves or bifolia of an item are physically arranged.
colophonContains a statement providing information regarding the date, place, agency, or reason for production of the item.
composerThe name of the creator of the intellectual content of a musical work.
conditionThe physical condition of an item, particularly any variances between the physical make-up of the item and that of other copies of the same item (e.g., missing pages or plates, brittleness, faded images, etc.).
contentItemContains a single entry within a content description element.
contentsList of the material contained within a resource.
contextThe historical, social, intellectual, artistic, or other context within which the work was originally conceived (e.g., the 17th century restoration of the monarchy in England, the aesthetic movement of the late 19th century, etc.) or the historical, social, intellectual, artistic, or other context within which the expression was realized.
contributorNames of individuals, institutions, or organizations responsible for contributions to the intellectual content of a work, where the specialized elements for authors, editors, etc. do not suffice or do not apply.
corpName(corporate name) – Identifies an organization or group of people that acts as a single entity.
correctionStates how and under what circumstances corrections have been made in the text.
countryContains the name of a geopolitical unit, such as a nation, country, colony, or commonwealth, larger than or administratively superior to a region and smaller than a bloc.
creationNon-bibliographic details of the creation of an intellectual entity, in narrative form, such as the date, place, and circumstances of its composition. More detailed information may be captured within the history element.
dateA string identifying a point in time or the time period between two such points.
decoDesc(decoration description) – Contains a description of the decoration of an item.
decoNote(decoration note) – Contains a description of one or more decorative features of an item.
dedicateeEntity to whom a creative work is formally offered.
dedicationContains a dedicatory statement.
depthDescription of a measurement taken through a three-dimensional object.
dim(dimension) – Any single dimensional specification.
dimensionsInformation about the physical size of an entity; usually includes numerical data.
distributorPerson or agency, other than a publisher, from which access (including electronic access) to a bibliographic entity may be obtained.
districtContains the name of any kind of subdivision of a settlement, such as a parish, ward, or other administrative or geographic unit.
domainsDecl(domains declaration) – Indicates which domains are included in the encoding.
edition(edition designation) – A word or text phrase that indicates a difference in either content or form between the item being described and a related item previously issued by the same publisher/distributor (e.g. 2nd edition, version 2.0, etc.), or simultaneously issued by either the same publisher/distributor or another publisher/distributor (e.g. large print edition, British edition, etc.).
editionStmt(edition statement) – Container for meta-data pertaining to a particular edition of the material being described.
editorThe name of the individual(s), institution(s) or organization(s) acting in an editorial capacity.
editorialDecl(editorial declaration) – Used to provide details of editorial principles and practices applied during the encoding of musical text.
encodingDesc(encoding description) – Documents the relationship between an electronic file and the source or sources from which it was derived as well as applications used in the encoding/editing process.
eventContains a free-text event description.
eventListContains historical information given as a sequence of significant past events.
exhibHist(exhibition history) – A record of public exhibitions, including dates, venues, etc.
explicitContains the explicit of a manuscript item; that is, the closing words of the text proper, exclusive of any rubric or colophon which might follow it.
expressionIntellectual or artistic realization of a work.
extentUsed to express size in terms other than physical dimensions, such as number of pages, records, bytes, physical components, etc.
extMeta(extended metadata) – Provides a container element for non-MEI metadata formats.
famName(family name) – Contains a family (inherited) name, as opposed to a given, baptismal, or nick name.
fileChar(file characteristics) – Standards or schemes used to encode the file (e.g., ASCII, SGML, etc.), physical characteristics of the file (e.g., recording density, parity, blocking, etc.), and other characteristics that have a bearing on how the file can be processed.
fileDesc(file description) – Contains a full bibliographic description of the MEI file.
fingerprintContains a string that uniquely identifies an item, such as those constructed by combining groups of characters transcribed from specified pages of a printed item or a file's checksum.
foliationDescribes the numbering system or systems used to count the leaves or pages in a codex.
foreNameContains a forename, given or baptismal name.
funderNames of individuals, institutions, or organizations responsible for funding. Funders provide financial support for a project; they are distinct from sponsors, who provide intellectual support and authority.
genName(generational name component) – Contains a name component used to distinguish otherwise similar names on the basis of the relative ages or generations of the persons named.
genreTerm or terms that designate a category characterizing a particular style, form, or content.
genStateDescribes a distinctive state in the textual development of a work.
geogFeat(geographical feature name) – Contains a common noun identifying a geographical feature.
geogName(geographic name) – The proper noun designation for a place, natural feature, or political jurisdiction.
handDefines a distinct scribe or handwriting style.
handListContainer for one or more hand elements.
heightDescription of the vertical size of an object.
heraldryContains a heraldic formula or phrase, typically found as part of a blazon, coat of arms, etc.
historyProvides a container for information about the history of a resource other than the circumstances of its creation.
identifierAn alpha-numeric string that establishes the identity of the described material.
imprintInformation relating to the publication or distribution of a bibliographic item.
incip(incipit) – The opening music and/or words of a musical or textual work.
incipCodeIncipit coded in a non-XML, plain text format, such as Plaine & Easie Code.
incipTextOpening words of a musical composition.
inscriptionAn inscription added to an item, such as a bookplate, a note designating the item as a gift, and/or the author's signature.
interpretationDescribes the scope of any analytic or interpretive information added to the transcription of the music.
itemSingle instance or exemplar of a source/manifestation.
keyKey captures information about tonal center and mode.
languageDescription of a language used in the document.
langUsage(language usage) – Groups elements describing the languages, sub-languages, dialects, etc., represented within the encoded resource.
layoutDescribes how text is laid out on the page, including information about any ruling, pricking, or other evidence of page-preparation techniques.
layoutDesc(layout description) – Collects layout descriptions.
librettistPerson or organization who is a writer of the text of an opera, oratorio, etc.
locusDefines a location within a manuscript or manuscript component, usually as a (possibly discontinuous) sequence of folio references.
locusGrp(locus group) – Groups locations which together form a distinct but discontinuous item within a manuscript or manuscript part, according to a specific foliation.
lyricistPerson or organization who is a writer of the text of a song.
manifestationA bibliographic description of a physical embodiment of an expression of a work.
meiHead(MEI header) – Supplies the descriptive and declarative metadata prefixed to every MEI-conformant text.
mensurationCaptures information about mensuration within bibliographic descriptions.
meterCaptures information about the time signature within bibliographic descriptions.
monogr(monograph level) – Contains bibliographic elements describing an item, for example, a published book or journal, score, recording, or an unpublished manuscript.
nameProper noun or noun phrase.
nameLink(name link) – Contains a connecting phrase or link used within a name but not regarded as part of it, such as "van der" or "of", "from", etc.
namespaceSupplies the formal name of the namespace to which the elements documented by its children belong.
normalizationIndicates the extent of normalization or regularization of the original source carried out in converting it to electronic form.
notesStmt(notes statement)– Collects any notes providing information about a text additional to that recorded in other parts of the bibliographic description.
otherChar(other distinguishing characteristic) – Any characteristic that serves to differentiate a work or expression from another.
perfDuration(performance duration) – Used to express the duration of performance of printed or manuscript music or the playing time for a sound recording, videorecording, etc.
perfMedium(performance medium) – Indicates the number and character of the performing forces used in a musical composition.
perfRes(performance resource) – Name of an instrument on which a performer plays, a performer's voice range, or a standard performing ensemble designation.
perfResListSeveral instrumental or vocal resources treated as a group.
periodName(period name) – A label that describes a period of time, such as 'Baroque' or '3rd Style period'.
persName(personal name) – Designation for an individual, including any or all of that individual's forenames, surnames, honorific titles, and added names.
physDesc(physical description) – Container for information about the appearance, construction, or handling of physical materials, such as their dimension, quantity, color, style, and technique of creation.
physLoc(physical location) – Groups information about the current physical location of a bibliographic item, such as the repository in which it is located and its shelf mark(s), and its previous locations.
physMedium(physical medium) – Records the physical materials used in the source, such as ink and paper.
plateNum(plate number) – Designation assigned to a resource by a music publisher, usually printed at the bottom of each page, and sometimes appearing also on the title page.
playingSpeedPlaying speed for a sound recording is the speed at which the carrier must be operated to produce the sound intended (e.g., 33 1/3 rpm, 19 cm/s, etc.).
priceThe cost of access to a bibliographic item.
projectDesc(project description) – Project-level meta-data describing the aim or purpose for which the electronic file was encoded, funding agencies, etc. together with any other relevant information concerning the process by which it was assembled or collected.
provenanceThe record of ownership or custodianship of an item.
publisherName of the organization responsible for the publication of a bibliographic item.
pubPlace(publication place) – Name of the place where a bibliographic item was published.
pubStmt(publication statement) – Container for information regarding the publication or distribution of a bibliographic item, including the publisher's name and address, the date of publication, and other relevant details.
recipientThe name of the individual(s), institution(s) or organization(s) receiving correspondence.
regionContains the name of an administrative unit such as a state, province, or county, larger than a settlement, but smaller than a country.
relatedItem(related item) – Contains or references another bibliographic item which is related to the present one.
relationDescribes a relationship or linkage amongst entities.
repositoryInstitution, agency, or individual which holds a bibliographic item.
resp(responsibility) – A phrase describing the nature of intellectual responsibility.
respStmt(responsibility statement) – Transcription of text that names one or more individuals, groups, or in rare cases, mechanical processes, responsible for creation, realization, production, funding, or distribution of the intellectual or artistic content.
revisionDesc(revision description) – Container for information about alterations that have been made to an MEI file.
roleName(role name) – Contains a name component which indicates that the referent has a particular role or position in society, such as an official title or rank.
rubricContains a string of words through which a manuscript signals the beginning or end of a text division, often with an assertion as to its author and title, which is in some way set off from the text itself, usually in red ink, or by use of different size or type of script, or some other such visual device.
samplingDecl(sampling declaration) – Contains a prose description of the rationale and methods used in sampling texts in the creation of a corpus or collection.
scoreFormatDescribes the type of score used to represent a musical composition (e.g., short score, full score, condensed score, close score, etc.).
scriptDesc(script description) – Contains a description of the letters or characters used in an autographic item.
scriptNote(script note) – Describes a particular script distinguished within the description of an autographic item.
sealA single seal or similar attachment.
sealDesc(seal description) – Describes the seals or similar external attachments applied to an item.
secFolio(second folio) – Marks the word or words taken from a fixed point in a codex (typically the beginning of the second leaf) in order to provide a unique identifier for the item.
segmentationDescribes the principles according to which the musical text has been segmented, for example into movements, sections, etc.
seriesContains information about the serial publication in which a bibliographic item has appeared.
seriesStmt(series statement) – Groups information about the series, if any, to which a publication belongs.
settlementContains the name of a settlement such as a city, town, or village identified as a single geopolitical or administrative unit.
signaturesProvides a description of the leaf or quire signatures found within a codex.
soundChan(sound channels) – Reflects the number of apparent sound channels in the playback of a recording (monaural, stereophonic, quadraphonic, etc.).
sourceA bibliographic description of a source used in the creation of the electronic file.
specRepro(special reproduction characteristic) – The equalization system, noise reduction system, etc. used in making the recording (e.g., NAB, DBX, Dolby, etc.).
sponsorNames of sponsoring individuals, organizations or institutions. Sponsors give their intellectual authority to a project; they are to be distinguished from funders, who provide the funding but do not necessarily take intellectual responsibility.
stampContains a word or phrase describing an official mark indicating ownership, genuineness, validity, etc.
stdVals(standard values) – Specifies the format used when standardized date or number values are supplied.
styleName(style name) – A label for a characteristic style of writing or performance, such as 'bebop' or 'rock-n-roll'.
supportProvides a description of the physical support material of a written item.
supportDesc(support description) – Groups elements describing the physical support material of an item.
sysReq(system requirements) – System requirements for using the electronic item.
tagsDecl(tagging declaration) – Provides detailed information about the tagging applied to a document.
tagUsageDocuments the usage of a specific element within the document.
taxonomyDefines a typology either implicitly, by means of a bibliographic citation, or explicitly by a structured taxonomy.
tempoText and symbols descriptive of tempo, mood, or style, e.g., "allarg.", "a tempo", "cantabile", "Moderato", "♩=60", "Moderato ♩ =60").
termKeyword or phrase which describes a resource.
termListCollection of text phrases which describe a resource.
textLang(text language) – Identifies the languages and writing systems within the work described by a bibliographic description, not the language of the description.
titleTitle of a bibliographic entity.
titlePageContains a transcription of the title page of a text.
titlePartContains a subsection or division of the title of a bibliographic entity.
titleStmt(title statement) – Container for title and responsibility meta-data.
trackConfig(track configuration) – Number of physical/input tracks on a sound medium (e.g., eight track, twelve track).
treatHist(treatment history) – A record of the treatment the item has undergone (e.g., de-acidification, restoration, etc.).
treatSched(treatment scheduled) – Scheduled treatment, e.g. de-acidification, restoration, etc., for an item.
typeDesc(type description) – Contains a description of the typefaces or other aspects of the printing of a printed source.
typeNote(type note) – Describes a particular font or other significant typographic feature of a printed resource.
unpub(unpublished) – Used to explicitly indicate that a bibliographic resource is unpublished.
useRestrict(usage restrictions) – Container for information about the conditions that affect use of a bibliographic item after access has been granted.
watermarkContains a description of a watermark or similar device.
widthDescription of the horizontal size of an object.
workProvides a detailed description of a work — a distinct intellectual or artistic creation — specifically its history, language use, and high-level musical attributes (e.g., key, tempo, meter, medium of performance, and intended duration).
expressionIntellectual or artistic realization of a work.
itemSingle instance or exemplar of a source/manifestation.
manifestationA bibliographic description of a physical embodiment of an expression of a work.
genStateDescribes a distinctive state in the textual development of a work.
accessRestrict(access restriction) – Describes the conditions that affect the accessibility of material.
acquisitionRecords information concerning the process by which an item was acquired by the holding institution.
altId(alternative identifier) – May contain a bibliographic identifier that does not fit within the meiHead element's id attribute, for example because the identifier does not fit the definition of an XML id or because multiple identifiers are needed.
attUsageDocuments the usage of a specific attribute of the element.
audienceDefines the class of user for which the work is intended, as defined by age group (e.g., children, young adults, adults, etc.), educational level (e.g., primary, secondary, etc.), or other categorization.
availabilityGroups elements that describe the availability of and access to a bibliographic item, including an MEI-encoded document.
bylineContains the primary statement of responsibility given for a work on its title page.
captureMode(capture mode) – The means used to record notation, sound, or images in the production of a source/manifestation (e.g., analogue, acoustic, electric, digital, optical etc.).
carrierForm(carrier form) – The specific class of material to which the physical carrier of the source/manifestation belongs (e.g., sound cassette, videodisc, microfilm cartridge, transparency, etc.). The carrier for a manifestation comprising multiple physical components may include more than one form (e.g., a filmstrip with an accompanying booklet, a separate sound disc carrying the sound track for a film, etc.).
categoryContains an individual descriptive category in a user-defined taxonomy, possibly nested within a superordinate category.
catRel(category relationship) – Contains the name of a related category.
changeIndividual change within the revision description.
changeDesc(change description) – Description of a revision of the MEI file.
classDeclsGroups information which describes the nature or topic of an entity.
classificationGroups information which describes the nature or topic of an entity.
conditionThe physical condition of an item, particularly any variances between the physical make-up of the item and that of other copies of the same item (e.g., missing pages or plates, brittleness, faded images, etc.).
contentItemContains a single entry within a content description element.
contentsList of the material contained within a resource.
contextThe historical, social, intellectual, artistic, or other context within which the work was originally conceived (e.g., the 17th century restoration of the monarchy in England, the aesthetic movement of the late 19th century, etc.) or the historical, social, intellectual, artistic, or other context within which the expression was realized.
correctionStates how and under what circumstances corrections have been made in the text.
dedicationContains a dedicatory statement.
domainsDecl(domains declaration) – Indicates which domains are included in the encoding.
editionStmt(edition statement) – Container for meta-data pertaining to a particular edition of the material being described.
editorialDecl(editorial declaration) – Used to provide details of editorial principles and practices applied during the encoding of musical text.
encodingDesc(encoding description) – Documents the relationship between an electronic file and the source or sources from which it was derived as well as applications used in the encoding/editing process.
exhibHist(exhibition history) – A record of public exhibitions, including dates, venues, etc.
extMeta(extended metadata) – Provides a container element for non-MEI metadata formats.
fileChar(file characteristics) – Standards or schemes used to encode the file (e.g., ASCII, SGML, etc.), physical characteristics of the file (e.g., recording density, parity, blocking, etc.), and other characteristics that have a bearing on how the file can be processed.
fileDesc(file description) – Contains a full bibliographic description of the MEI file.
fingerprintContains a string that uniquely identifies an item, such as those constructed by combining groups of characters transcribed from specified pages of a printed item or a file's checksum.
handDefines a distinct scribe or handwriting style.
handListContainer for one or more hand elements.
historyProvides a container for information about the history of a resource other than the circumstances of its creation.
incipCodeIncipit coded in a non-XML, plain text format, such as Plaine & Easie Code.
incipTextOpening words of a musical composition.
inscriptionAn inscription added to an item, such as a bookplate, a note designating the item as a gift, and/or the author's signature.
interpretationDescribes the scope of any analytic or interpretive information added to the transcription of the music.
keyKey captures information about tonal center and mode.
languageDescription of a language used in the document.
langUsage(language usage) – Groups elements describing the languages, sub-languages, dialects, etc., represented within the encoded resource.
meiHead(MEI header) – Supplies the descriptive and declarative metadata prefixed to every MEI-conformant text.
mensurationCaptures information about mensuration within bibliographic descriptions.
meterCaptures information about the time signature within bibliographic descriptions.
namespaceSupplies the formal name of the namespace to which the elements documented by its children belong.
normalizationIndicates the extent of normalization or regularization of the original source carried out in converting it to electronic form.
notesStmt(notes statement)– Collects any notes providing information about a text additional to that recorded in other parts of the bibliographic description.
otherChar(other distinguishing characteristic) – Any characteristic that serves to differentiate a work or expression from another.
perfDuration(performance duration) – Used to express the duration of performance of printed or manuscript music or the playing time for a sound recording, videorecording, etc.
perfMedium(performance medium) – Indicates the number and character of the performing forces used in a musical composition.
perfRes(performance resource) – Name of an instrument on which a performer plays, a performer's voice range, or a standard performing ensemble designation.
perfResListSeveral instrumental or vocal resources treated as a group.
physDesc(physical description) – Container for information about the appearance, construction, or handling of physical materials, such as their dimension, quantity, color, style, and technique of creation.
physMedium(physical medium) – Records the physical materials used in the source, such as ink and paper.
plateNum(plate number) – Designation assigned to a resource by a music publisher, usually printed at the bottom of each page, and sometimes appearing also on the title page.
playingSpeedPlaying speed for a sound recording is the speed at which the carrier must be operated to produce the sound intended (e.g., 33 1/3 rpm, 19 cm/s, etc.).
priceThe cost of access to a bibliographic item.
projectDesc(project description) – Project-level meta-data describing the aim or purpose for which the electronic file was encoded, funding agencies, etc. together with any other relevant information concerning the process by which it was assembled or collected.
provenanceThe record of ownership or custodianship of an item.
pubStmt(publication statement) – Container for information regarding the publication or distribution of a bibliographic item, including the publisher's name and address, the date of publication, and other relevant details.
revisionDesc(revision description) – Container for information about alterations that have been made to an MEI file.
samplingDecl(sampling declaration) – Contains a prose description of the rationale and methods used in sampling texts in the creation of a corpus or collection.
scoreFormatDescribes the type of score used to represent a musical composition (e.g., short score, full score, condensed score, close score, etc.).
segmentationDescribes the principles according to which the musical text has been segmented, for example into movements, sections, etc.
seriesStmt(series statement) – Groups information about the series, if any, to which a publication belongs.
soundChan(sound channels) – Reflects the number of apparent sound channels in the playback of a recording (monaural, stereophonic, quadraphonic, etc.).
sourceA bibliographic description of a source used in the creation of the electronic file.
specRepro(special reproduction characteristic) – The equalization system, noise reduction system, etc. used in making the recording (e.g., NAB, DBX, Dolby, etc.).
stdVals(standard values) – Specifies the format used when standardized date or number values are supplied.
sysReq(system requirements) – System requirements for using the electronic item.
tagsDecl(tagging declaration) – Provides detailed information about the tagging applied to a document.
tagUsageDocuments the usage of a specific element within the document.
taxonomyDefines a typology either implicitly, by means of a bibliographic citation, or explicitly by a structured taxonomy.
termListCollection of text phrases which describe a resource.
titleStmt(title statement) – Container for title and responsibility meta-data.
trackConfig(track configuration) – Number of physical/input tracks on a sound medium (e.g., eight track, twelve track).
treatHist(treatment history) – A record of the treatment the item has undergone (e.g., de-acidification, restoration, etc.).
treatSched(treatment scheduled) – Scheduled treatment, e.g. de-acidification, restoration, etc., for an item.
unpub(unpublished) – Used to explicitly indicate that a bibliographic resource is unpublished.
useRestrict(usage restrictions) – Container for information about the conditions that affect use of a bibliographic item after access has been granted.
watermarkContains a description of a watermark or similar device.
workProvides a detailed description of a work — a distinct intellectual or artistic creation — specifically its history, language use, and high-level musical attributes (e.g., key, tempo, meter, medium of performance, and intended duration).
accMatHolds a description of any additional material bound with an item, such as non-contemporaneous documents or fragments.
addDesc(addition description) – Provides a description of significant additions found within an item, such as marginalia or other annotations.
binding(binding) – Contains a description of one binding, i.e. type of covering, boards, etc. applied to an item.
bindingDesc(binding description) – Describes the present and former bindings of an item.
catchwordsDescribes the system used to ensure correct ordering of the quires making up an item, typically by means of annotations at the foot of the page.
collationRecords a description of how the leaves or bifolia of an item are physically arranged.
colophonContains a statement providing information regarding the date, place, agency, or reason for production of the item.
decoDesc(decoration description) – Contains a description of the decoration of an item.
decoNote(decoration note) – Contains a description of one or more decorative features of an item.
explicitContains the explicit of a manuscript item; that is, the closing words of the text proper, exclusive of any rubric or colophon which might follow it.
foliationDescribes the numbering system or systems used to count the leaves or pages in a codex.
heraldryContains a heraldic formula or phrase, typically found as part of a blazon, coat of arms, etc.
layoutDescribes how text is laid out on the page, including information about any ruling, pricking, or other evidence of page-preparation techniques.
layoutDesc(layout description) – Collects layout descriptions.
locusDefines a location within a manuscript or manuscript component, usually as a (possibly discontinuous) sequence of folio references.
locusGrp(locus group) – Groups locations which together form a distinct but discontinuous item within a manuscript or manuscript part, according to a specific foliation.
rubricContains a string of words through which a manuscript signals the beginning or end of a text division, often with an assertion as to its author and title, which is in some way set off from the text itself, usually in red ink, or by use of different size or type of script, or some other such visual device.
scriptDesc(script description) – Contains a description of the letters or characters used in an autographic item.
scriptNote(script note) – Describes a particular script distinguished within the description of an autographic item.
sealA single seal or similar attachment.
sealDesc(seal description) – Describes the seals or similar external attachments applied to an item.
secFolio(second folio) – Marks the word or words taken from a fixed point in a codex (typically the beginning of the second leaf) in order to provide a unique identifier for the item.
signaturesProvides a description of the leaf or quire signatures found within a codex.
stampContains a word or phrase describing an official mark indicating ownership, genuineness, validity, etc.
supportProvides a description of the physical support material of a written item.
supportDesc(support description) – Groups elements describing the physical support material of an item.
typeDesc(type description) – Contains a description of the typefaces or other aspects of the printing of a printed source.
typeNote(type note) – Describes a particular font or other significant typographic feature of a printed resource.
addName(additional name) – Contains an additional name component, such as a nickname, epithet, or alias, or any other descriptive phrase used within a personal name.
blocContains the name of a geopolitical unit consisting of two or more nation states or countries.
corpName(corporate name) – Identifies an organization or group of people that acts as a single entity.
countryContains the name of a geopolitical unit, such as a nation, country, colony, or commonwealth, larger than or administratively superior to a region and smaller than a bloc.
districtContains the name of any kind of subdivision of a settlement, such as a parish, ward, or other administrative or geographic unit.
famName(family name) – Contains a family (inherited) name, as opposed to a given, baptismal, or nick name.
foreNameContains a forename, given or baptismal name.
genName(generational name component) – Contains a name component used to distinguish otherwise similar names on the basis of the relative ages or generations of the persons named.
geogFeat(geographical feature name) – Contains a common noun identifying a geographical feature.
geogName(geographic name) – The proper noun designation for a place, natural feature, or political jurisdiction.
nameLink(name link) – Contains a connecting phrase or link used within a name but not regarded as part of it, such as "van der" or "of", "from", etc.
periodName(period name) – A label that describes a period of time, such as 'Baroque' or '3rd Style period'.
persName(personal name) – Designation for an individual, including any or all of that individual's forenames, surnames, honorific titles, and added names.
regionContains the name of an administrative unit such as a state, province, or county, larger than a settlement, but smaller than a country.
roleName(role name) – Contains a name component which indicates that the referent has a particular role or position in society, such as an official title or rank.
settlementContains the name of a settlement such as a city, town, or village identified as a single geopolitical or administrative unit.
styleName(style name) – A label for a characteristic style of writing or performance, such as 'bebop' or 'rock-n-roll'.
avFile(audio/video file) – References an external digital audio or video file.
analytic(analytic level) – Contains bibliographic elements describing an item (e.g. an article or poem) published within a monograph or journal and not as an independent publication.
annot(annotation) – Provides a statement explaining the text or indicating the basis for an assertion.
arrangerA person or organization who transcribes a musical composition, usually for a different medium from that of the original; in an arrangement the musical substance remains essentially unchanged.
authorThe name of the creator of the intellectual content of a non-musical, literary work.
bibl(bibliographic reference) – Provides a loosely-structured bibliographic citation in which the sub-components may or may not be explicitly marked.
biblListList of bibliographic references.
biblScope(scope of citation) – Defines the scope of a bibliographic reference, for example as a list of page numbers, or a named subdivision of a larger work.
biblStruct(structured bibliographic citation) – Contains a bibliographic citation in which bibliographic sub-elements must appear in a specified order.
castItemContains a single entry within a cast list, describing either a single role or a list of non-speaking roles.
castListContains a single cast list or dramatis personae.
composerThe name of the creator of the intellectual content of a musical work.
contributorNames of individuals, institutions, or organizations responsible for contributions to the intellectual content of a work, where the specialized elements for authors, editors, etc. do not suffice or do not apply.
creationNon-bibliographic details of the creation of an intellectual entity, in narrative form, such as the date, place, and circumstances of its composition. More detailed information may be captured within the history element.
dateA string identifying a point in time or the time period between two such points.
dedicateeEntity to whom a creative work is formally offered.
depthDescription of a measurement taken through a three-dimensional object.
dim(dimension) – Any single dimensional specification.
dimensionsInformation about the physical size of an entity; usually includes numerical data.
distributorPerson or agency, other than a publisher, from which access (including electronic access) to a bibliographic entity may be obtained.
edition(edition designation) – A word or text phrase that indicates a difference in either content or form between the item being described and a related item previously issued by the same publisher/distributor (e.g. 2nd edition, version 2.0, etc.), or simultaneously issued by either the same publisher/distributor or another publisher/distributor (e.g. large print edition, British edition, etc.).
editorThe name of the individual(s), institution(s) or organization(s) acting in an editorial capacity.
eventContains a free-text event description.
eventListContains historical information given as a sequence of significant past events.
extentUsed to express size in terms other than physical dimensions, such as number of pages, records, bytes, physical components, etc.
funderNames of individuals, institutions, or organizations responsible for funding. Funders provide financial support for a project; they are distinct from sponsors, who provide intellectual support and authority.
genreTerm or terms that designate a category characterizing a particular style, form, or content.
heightDescription of the vertical size of an object.
identifierAn alpha-numeric string that establishes the identity of the described material.
imprintInformation relating to the publication or distribution of a bibliographic item.
incip(incipit) – The opening music and/or words of a musical or textual work.
librettistPerson or organization who is a writer of the text of an opera, oratorio, etc.
lyricistPerson or organization who is a writer of the text of a song.
monogr(monograph level) – Contains bibliographic elements describing an item, for example, a published book or journal, score, recording, or an unpublished manuscript.
nameProper noun or noun phrase.
physLoc(physical location) – Groups information about the current physical location of a bibliographic item, such as the repository in which it is located and its shelf mark(s), and its previous locations.
publisherName of the organization responsible for the publication of a bibliographic item.
pubPlace(publication place) – Name of the place where a bibliographic item was published.
recipientThe name of the individual(s), institution(s) or organization(s) receiving correspondence.
relatedItem(related item) – Contains or references another bibliographic item which is related to the present one.
relationDescribes a relationship or linkage amongst entities.
repositoryInstitution, agency, or individual which holds a bibliographic item.
resp(responsibility) – A phrase describing the nature of intellectual responsibility.
respStmt(responsibility statement) – Transcription of text that names one or more individuals, groups, or in rare cases, mechanical processes, responsible for creation, realization, production, funding, or distribution of the intellectual or artistic content.
seriesContains information about the serial publication in which a bibliographic item has appeared.
sponsorNames of sponsoring individuals, organizations or institutions. Sponsors give their intellectual authority to a project; they are to be distinguished from funders, who provide the funding but do not necessarily take intellectual responsibility.
tempoText and symbols descriptive of tempo, mood, or style, e.g., "allarg.", "a tempo", "cantabile", "Moderato", "♩=60", "Moderato ♩ =60").
termKeyword or phrase which describes a resource.
textLang(text language) – Identifies the languages and writing systems within the work described by a bibliographic description, not the language of the description.
titleTitle of a bibliographic entity.
titlePageContains a transcription of the title page of a text.
titlePartContains a subsection or division of the title of a bibliographic entity.
widthDescription of the horizontal size of an object.
Remarks

Mapping elements from one system to another via analog may help a repository harvest selected data from the MEI file to build a basic catalog record. The encoding system from which fields are taken must be specified. When possible, subfields as well as fields should be specified, e.g., subfields within MARC fields.

Declaration
<classSpec ident="att.bibl" module="MEI.shared" type="atts">
<desc>Bibliographic attributes.</desc>
<attList>
<attDef ident="analog" usage="opt">
<desc>Contains a reference to a field or element in another descriptive encoding system to which this MEI element is comparable.</desc>
<datatype>
<rng:data type="string"/>
</datatype>
</attDef>
</attList>
<remarks>
<p>Mapping elements from one system to another via
<att>analog</att>
may help a repository harvest selected data from the MEI file to build a basic catalog record. The encoding system from which fields are taken must be specified. When possible, subfields as well as fields should be specified, e.g., subfields within MARC fields.</p>
</remarks>
</classSpec>