On Tue, Jul 09, 2002 at 12:24:44PM +0200, Rafal T. Prinke wrote:
> I have three more questions about recommendiations for bibliographic
> 1. How should the size/format of a printed book be encoded?
> Things like fol., 8vo or 16cm. It seems that <extent> might
> be a good candidate - but the Guidelines state it is specifically
> for sizes of electronic texts. Alternatively <edition> might
> perhaps be used?
No, <extent> is the appropriate choice, if you are using a <biblFull>
to contain the description of a printed item. The Guidelines talk
about extent within the context of describing a digital item, but the
same tag is available in <biblFull> which can be used for a print
> 2. <biblScope> can be contained in <bibl> <imprint> <monogr> <series>.
> Which of these is better practice for encoding pagination or
> number of pages for a monograph?
If you're using <biblStruct> to hold the item, then <monogr> is the
appropriate container. If you're using <bibl>, then <biblStruct> can
be nested diurectly within it. You'd only put it inside <series> if
you wanted to indicate the pagination etc. for a series.
> 3. I need to include information on references/descriptions in
> standard bibliographies (such as "Ferguson II, 123") and
> libraries/collections where copies are held (eg. "British
> Library 1034.c.13."). All that I could think of is
> <note type="ref"> and <note type="repo"> respectively.
> Any other suggestions?
<note> would be OK for this purpose. But you might prefer something a
bit more specific: <ref> for example.