On Friday, August 15, 2003, at 08:05 PM, Karen Coyle wrote:
> And what about:
> Spring Quarter 1999
> ? Your application will need some rules on what to do with a whole
> of dates.
One idea I just thought of for this kind of stuff is to use the text
element in the forthcoming part element. So maybe this?
<text type="date">Spring Quarter</text>
You keep the year in the dateIssued for obvious reasons, but then you
put the rest in the text element, but add the "date" type attribute so
a formatter can understand what to do with it.
This does raise a question for me as I try this stuff out. Where
should the dateIssued information probably go for an article? I have
the urge to want to put some of this in the relatedItem, but get the
feeling this is not right; that it should go in the main record.
> What I find in the MARC Holdings documentation is this:
So this for Spring?
> I don't know how November/December is coded, nor if there is some kind
> convention outside of the library world for these dates.
This is where I'm thinking the text element might work. Just:
Unfortunately, some journals (like Foreign Affairs) include this stuff,
AND the volume and issue information. This doesn't make it too easy
for coding purposes!