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On Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at 02:10  PM, Karen Coyle wrote:

> An example of a use of these records would be in citation software.
> Depending on your citation style the enumeration may be expressed as
> "1993,
> v. 3, n. 7" or "3:7, 1993". That's easier to do if the captions are
> separate (or even eliminated, which citation software seems to do).

Exactly.  In general, you want pure numbers to allow for just the
flexibility you note, but you also want to leave for room -- as you say
-- for things like "Summer," which ought to just be a straight text
field.

Bruce