groups the child elements of a publicationStmt element of the TEI header that indicate an authorising agent. [2.2.4 Publication, Distribution, Licensing, etc.]
Moduletei — The TEI Infrastructure
Used by
Membersauthority distributor publisher

The ‘agency’ child elements, while not required, are required if one of the ‘detail’ child elements is to be used. It is not valid to have a ‘detail’ child element without a preceding ‘agency’ child element.

See also model.publicationStmtPart.detail.