I've been primarily thinking that the location element should hold two
kinds of locations:
1) those for online documents (say a magazine article published online)
2) availability for unpublished manuscripts
However, I've been chatting with someone who is using it in a different
way in his database project: he uses it to store who or where within an
institution one can find a copy of, say, an article.
The problem presents itself because my citation formatting XSLT
stylesheets have support for formatting locations of the sort that I'm
referring to above, while the latter type would typically not be
formatted. And yet, I see no way (absent adding an authority attribute
to location, and me only formatting those that don't have that
attribute) to distinguish them.
What do people think? Where should that sort of location info be
stored? In location? Maybe in classifier??
A related point: as I was working through formatting my book
manuscript, I realized there's another class of location -- which also
needs an access data a la url -- that is important but not exactly
covered now: databases. E.g. "Lexis-Nexis [accessed June 12, 2005]".
So coding is similar to location/url, but somewhat different
semantically of course.