On Monday, May 5, 2003, at 10:23  AM, Suzanne Pilsk wrote:

> I want to do the following for just the MODS record for that Part 1 of
> Volume 2 but feel it isn't quite kosher:
> <titleInfo>
> <title>My Mulitvolume Book</title>
> <partNumber type="volume"> 2</part number>
> <partName>Second volume in two parts</partName>
> <partNumber type="part">1</part number>
> <partName>Part 1 of 2 volumes of my multivolume book</partName>
> </titleInfo>

Just discussing this elsewhere.  I'm not totally sure about how to
integrate titles here (parts and chapters of books generally have
them), and so will leave that alone,  but how about something like this
(I've substituted a more generic name for Karen's proposed subDoc)?

        <detail type="volume"><number>2</number></detail>
        <detail type="part"><number>1<number></detail>

Also, wouldn't your <partName> example really be a description?

> This way if I have volumes that are actually Teils or Hefts or
> something, I
> could use that in the type value and have a style sheet of some sort
> be able
> to take that value and formulate some sort of citation.

Right.  There also needs to be a way to map these language-based
structural names back to the language specific Schema.  In other words,
we need a way to separate out the structural information from the
(language based) presentation.  If, for example, "teil" is just a
German word for part, then I think that needs to be accounted for in a
MODS record.  So rather than simply having:

        <detail type="teil"><number>1</number></detail>

...maybe it'd be:

        <detail type="part"><number>1</number></detail>

...and it would be understood to be a transliterated German word by
virtue of the fact that the language information was coded somewhere
else in the record.  This becomes important if you are dealing with
documents in a variety of languages, and in turn need to publish in a
variety of languages.

Say, for example, I download a MODS record at some future date from an
online catalog in Germany, but want to cite it in for English audience?