Jakob, there isn't a single data element that represents the FRBR Work
-- Work is a complexity, and generally needs at least a creator and a
title, more in some cases. However, the Work title is not the same as
the title of the "instance" and most current library records do NOT
have a Work title (and thus are not easy to fit into FRBR).
The nearest thing to a work "data element" that we have is an
author/title uniform title. Thus, on a MARC or MODS record for:
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955
Joseph and his brothers
You *should* have (but often don't) a uniform/Work title:
[Joseph und seine Bru?der]
And a corresponding authority heading in the authority file:
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955. Joseph und seine Bru?der.
p.s. actually, it's even messier than that, but I simplified for the
sake of clarity.
Quoting Jakob Voss <[log in to unmask]>:
> I tried to create a controlled link for the titleInfo element and do
> not fully understand what a controlled 'title' exactly means in MODS.
> It looks like <titleInfo> is a good place to link a record to a FRBR
> Work entity, right?
> <titleInfo valueURI="http://www.librarything.com/work/1577043">
> <nonSort>The </nonSort>
> <title>C programming language</title>
> If title authorities do not reference works, what do they reference
> instead, and where can I best put an authority link to a FRBR work
> in MODS?
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