Elena is right to say that you
shouldn't be trying to put information about the whole book inside
the <msItem> -- <msItem> is where you record
information about one particular component of a manuscript, not
the book in which it is contained. You can include <title>
and <author> here, for example, but not <imprint> or
<publisher> for that reason. However if you really want to
put a full bibliographic description inside an individual
<msItem>, you can do so, but you must use <bibl>, not
<biblStruct>. This is because <biblStruct> is meant
to be used for an abstract bibliographic description -- a work
rather than an instance of a work -- and has a much more rigorous
structure as a result. Whereas <bibl> is more general. Some
people will tell you that <bibl> is always a better choice
than <biblStruct> for that reason!
On 16/10/14 14:53, Elena Spadini wrote:
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if you want to encode information as author, editor, imprint
for the whole book,
isn't it better to use <biblStruct> for the whole book
and try to incorporate in it a <msDesc> for the
manuscript portion, instead of the contrary (msDesc with
But then I don't know how to mix, for example,
<biblScope> and <msDesc> ..
it seems it is not allowed.