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>>>>> "RG" == Rebecca S Guenther <[log in to unmask]> writes:

RG> In all this discussion about being able to better handle journal
RG> articles and the like this question does arise about whether we
RG> need something that specifically says "I am a component part" or
RG> whether the other data will make it obvious (particularly the
RG> relatedItem data). I think the latter is the case, particularly if
RG> we enhance the ability to give more information about the
RG> parent/host.

Along these lines, would it be useful for MODS to permit relatedItem
to refer to an external MODS document?

I'm thinking of the way a METS document and include another METS
document for building up an aggregate object.

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