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The other alternative, and what we have tended to do here at the
Arnamagnaean Institute, is to follow the manuscript in dividing what
we would otherwise like to see as a single work into two (or more)
parts, making each a separate item; <id>s can be used to hold the bits
together, e.g.:

<msItem n="1" id="NN-1">
    <locus from="1r" to="23v">ff. 1r-23v</locus>
    <title>The saga of Noggin the Nog (part 1)</title>
</msItem>
<msItem n="2" id="NB">
    <locus from="24r" to="27v">ff. 24r-27v</locus>
    <title>The tale of Nogbad the Bad</title>
</msItem>
<msItem n="3" id="NN-2">
    <locus from="28r" to="35v">ff. 28r-35v</locus>
    <title>The saga of Noggin the Nog (part 2)</title>
</msItem>

This is very common in Old Norse manuscripts, incidentally, and for
some genres more the rule than the exception.

M. J. Driscoll
Copenhagen


> Subject: Re: A Master problem
> To: [log in to unmask]
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>
> The current Master scheme requires you to  put both page
> ranges within the body of a single <locus>:
>
> <msItem n="3">
> >   <locus from="189r" to="229v">ff. 189r-191v; ff.
> >   226r-229v</locus>
>
> You might not like that, but that's how it is currently
> defined.
>
> Lou
>
> In message <[log in to unmask]>
> [log in to unmask] writes: > How should a msItem in
> master be encoded, if the intellectual content > described
> streches across more than one page (or folio) range. The >
> following example > > <msItem n="3"> >   <locus from="189r"
> to="191v">ff. 189r-191v</locus> >   <locus from="226r"
> to="229v">ff. 226r-229v</locus> >   <author>Alphonsus de
> Jaen</author> >   <title type="uniform">Epistula solitarii
> ad reges</title> >   <rubric>Jncipit epistula solitarii ad
> Reges (in upper margin)</rubric> >   <incipit>O serenissimmi
> reges vtinam veri reges in christo ... </incipit> >
> <explicit>Qui rex est  regum et dominus dominancium in
> secula seculorum >   amen.</explicit> >   <note><p>On f.
> 229r: <q>Jncipit prologus libri celestis imperatoris ad >
>  reges</q></p> >     <p>On f. 229v: <q>Ad presentis quippe
> nunc iam materiam ... </q></p> >   </note> > </msItem> > >
> doesn't validate, since msItem is defined as > > ELEMENT
> msItem
>          (locus?, (author | respStmt | title | rubric |
>          summary |
> >         incipit | explicit | colophon | textLang | q |
> >         decoNote | bibl | listBibl | note | msItem)*) >
> >
> > It seems to me that master would be more useful if this
> > was redefined
> >
> > ELEMENT msItem
>          (locus*, (author | respStmt | title | rubric |
>          summary |
> >         incipit | explicit | colophon | textLang | q |
> >         decoNote | bibl | listBibl | note | msItem)*) >
> >
> > or is there an established other way of solving this
> > problem?
> >
> > Yours
> >
> > Sigge
> >
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> > Lund University Libraries;
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> > S-221 00 Lund       phone +46 (0)46 222 36 83 Sweden
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>
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