Thanks to all who shared their views on this topic. I don't know which
encoding would be most appropriate ... Kevin's proposition about a <cip>
element as a direct child of <publicationStmt> is the most clear, of
course, and also Lou's suggestion to generalise the new element is to
the point. Some further discussion will be needed, I guess.--
This way or another, the idea to include a CIP in the <teiHeader> has
some reasonable grounds, I would think. Librarians maintain the view
that a CIP record provides reliable data about the edition -- (even more
reliable than those in the title page, they say). They argue that a CIP
record confers a more authoritative status to the edition because it is
controlled and catalogued in the OPAC. By means of a CIP, they say, a
digital edition is more clearly distinguished from millions of other
things "on the Internet", etc.
Dne 13. 05. 2013 06:27, piše Kevin Hawkins:
> So my preferred solution is still a new child of <publicationStmt>. I
> almost put in a SourceForge feature request when I first replied to
> Matija's message, but then I realized that a project-specific
> customization will probably suffice.
A project-specific customization is something I would like to avoid
here, if possible. After all, a CIP record is a very general thing,
inserted in nearly every printed book and surely in every scholarly
edition, dictionary, and other reference works.
After all, I find it unlikely any
> other national library would choose to issue CIP data for people's TEI
Why not? Finally, the library doesn't issue a CIP to my private
TEI-document, but to a "finished" digital edition, publicly available
and used on the net. After all, digital edition is just a book ...
Later, I may publish a new version of the edition, and librarians will
modify the OPAC-record accordingly, this is a normal practice.
The inclusion of a new child-element in <publicationStmt> would resolve
the issue, so I strongly support Kevin's idea.
> But if others have this same need, I would support creating this new
> element in P5.
Matija Ogrin, dr.
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