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From: Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Hal Cain
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2013 07:56
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Subject: Re: [BIBFRAME] Unicode collation for Bibframe (Re: Filing indicators)
From a system point of view, one can argue that sort order is a display function. Systems that are designed to display data in sequence (as index listings, classification-order listings etc.) need to have consistent data to work with and rules to apply. Mechanisms to achieve that consistency in data are surely a proper part of the rules for the data framework. Predictable sequence is one of the tools for assessing and using the data (I consistently use name index lists to discover and resolve apparent discrepancies, distinctions and duplications in forms of name).
If not, we're going to be taking a giant step backwards!
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