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On 11-Apr-07 at 16:35 -0700 Karen Coyle wrote:

> Matthias Steffens wrote:
> >
> >Bibutils and refbase currently use for single-page items (such as
> >journal articles or book chapters, under 'relatedItem
> >type="host"'):
> >
> > <part>
> >   ...
> >   <detail type="page">
> >     <number>37</number>
> >   </detail>
> > </part>
> >
> Unfortunately, this wouldn't distinguish between page 37 and 37
> pages (total). The latter is used in some A&I databases, sometimes
> with another data element for the page numbers, but sometimes
> alone when the item is unnumbered. That would argue for the
> start/end convention for any encoding of page numeration, with
> "number" meaning number of pages, not page numbers. If that's at
> all clear.

I see your point. However, I thought that the recommended way of
encoding total number of pages in MODS was:

 <extent unit="pages">
   <total>402</total>
 </extent>

Please correct me if this is wrong. Thanks again,

Matthias
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