Croenen, Godfried wrote:
>> I fully agree, that it's reasonable to follow the librarians' standards
>> for bibliographic description. My question was rather, if it's actually
>> possible to achieve these standards using TEI.
> I don't think that TEI has the capability to deal effectively with very intricate and complex bibliographical data. If you just try to map all the fields in a bibliographical database to TEI markup, you will soon find where the problems arise. For example, try marking up in TEI articles in journals, which have their own separate issue titles or issue editors, or books that also appeared with an alternative imprint, as a specific issue of a journal.
Well I haven't checked, but my belief is that there are examples of how
to do most of these (using biblStruct) in the current guidelines.
Discussion on this thread seems to have been led astray by the
assumption that biblFull could do everything biblStruct does. Which it
That's not to say that it's impossible to come up with complex
situations which the Guidelines don't cater for, and which would also
probably defeat most other existing cataloguing systems, but I don't
think that warrants the suggestion that the Guidelines are incapable of
supporting library standard bibliographic descriptions, for which there
is ample existence proof to the contrary.