[open-bibliography] More verbs. Electronic 'Items' (Yes, another FRBR thread)

Karen Coyle kcoyle at kcoyle.net
Fri Jul 9 20:03:03 BST 2010


Quoting Ross Singer <rxs at talisplatform.com>:


> Why not?  Could you have multiple representations of the same
> 'manifestation' (PDF, jpeg, PS, HTML, etc.).
>
> I mean, those are still completely analogous to 'item', aren't they?

They're separate manifestations for publishers and (usually)  
libraries. ISBN rules require a different ISBN for each carrier (back  
to content v. carrier), although not all publishers follow that, and  
it may not make sense where carriers are output on the fly.

The basic rule is that manifestation includes the physical format;  
item is a single instance.

kc

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