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On Friday, May 9, 2003, at 11:37  AM, Karen Coyle wrote:

> At 09:49 AM 5/9/2003 -0400, Bruce D'Arcus wrote:
>> I wonder if another analog is different expressions (in the language
>> of
>> the FRBR, which I'm only just learning about) of the same work.  Can
>> MODS account for this with its related item element?  Could one have a
>> record for a Beethoven Symphony as an intellectual work, and then link
>> to different expressions (performances/recordings) records?
>
> Well, you were fortunate enough to miss the ten years of discussions
> of how
> to do this in MARC ;-). We ended up not doing it.

I can see your point.  But while it presents problems to have these
kinds of links across records, is it not possible to establish this
relationship -- between a work and its expression -- within a record?
I have a sense this relates to my earlier questions about performances.
  Can we distinguish in a MODS record between a play written by
Shakespeare, and a specific performance of that play?

Bruce