On Sep 9, 2004, at 11:44 AM, Schupbach ,Mr William wrote:
> Well, the British Libray catalogue mentioned above gives you the LC
> authority, e.g. if you seach under Solvyns as an author:
> System number 001775500
> Heading: Solvyns, Balt. (Balthazar), 1760-1824
> Seen from: Solvyns, Francois Balthazar, 1760-1824
> Seen from: Solvyns, Balthazar, 1760-1824
> Seen from: Solvyns, Baltazard, 1760-1824
> Source Data Found: His The costume of Indostan, 1804:t.p. (Balt.
> Solvyns of Calcutta)
> Source Data Found: Buckland. Dict. of Indian biog., 1968(Solvyns,
> Francois Balthazar, 1760-1824)
> Source Data Found: Musical instruments of north India, 1997:t.p.
> (Baltazard Solvyns)
Yes, but that's not exactly non-expert end-user friendly. And the
heading isn't inherently useful for end-users either.
Going back to the original point, I think there are two issues:
1) MODS, in particular, should not only handle library-based
persistent storage (or even exchange) of data. You can imagine
circumstances in which MODS records are constructed on-the-fly
(probably based in part in metadata in MADS files) to serve different
needs. Indeed, this is the sort of model I'm imagining for citations.
2) While cataloguing rules may bear some relation to schema design,
they should not dictate it.
With respect to MADS, as a few people (including me) said awhile back,
there's an opportunity for this schema to intersect with the cutting
edge of non-library metadata trends, to solve problems (some of them
perhaps now unrecognized) for both the library community, as well as