On Sunday 28 October 2001 19:46, you wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> In the process of consolidating all of my various bibliographical files
> (Buddhist Studies related) into one XML file, I am trying to use the TEI
> <biblStruct> framework.
> 1) For a bibliography in a field such as that of Buddhist studies, a large
> percentage of the most important works are translations of scriptures
> (sutras) from Asian languages into Western languages, for which there is no
> author, but only a translator. Therefore, for this sort of case, it seems
> to me that there should be a distinctive tag for <translator>, as there is
> for <author> and <editor>. I know I can indicate translators in
> <respStmt><resp>, but the role of the translator in this case is, I think,
> too important to be encoded so loosely. I have already added this tag to my
> modified version of the "biblStruct DTD" that I am developing in the
> process of this task.
My reading of P3 on this is that <author> and <editior> are actually
"Author" just means a contributor with primary responsibility.
"Editor" means any contributor with secondary responsibility.
Therefore, in most cases a translator is encoded as a type of editor.
However, if a translator or compiler is to be treated as the primary
contributor then it would be appropriate.
Unfortunately this requires either abusing one of the universal attributes
(probably <author n="translator">) or extending the attributes for author and
editor to include either a type or role attribute.
> 4) I came across an instance where a book was originally published in a
> series, and then was subsequently published in a monograph. But the
> <!ELEMENT biblStruct (analytic?, (monogr, series*)+, (note | idno)*)>
> does not let me list another monograph after a <series> node has been
> created. I could list both <monogr> nodes and then the <series> node
> afterwards, but then it would not be clear which monograph node is being
> indicated by the series node. The only way I can see of allowing for this
> at the moment is to adjust the structure of the <biblStruct> element as
> below (adding a "monogr*" after "series*"). I there a more standardized
> solution for this?
> <!ELEMENT biblStruct (analytic?, (monogr, series*, monogr*)+, (note |
The bibl* elements were partly designed from the perspective of librarians.
The unit of control is the "monograph" where monograph is understood as a
single bound volume. A biblStruct should thus only EVER have one
monograph--the entry is all about a unit of control from the perspective of
Thus a work published as a monograph in a serries, then as a stand-alone book
should be represented by two biblStruct entries. There will be one entry for
each atomic object, that is distinct monograph.
The DIVn elements could be used to group the two related biblStructs, but a
<div type="some-type-name"> would be a better option.