Compare the definitions for Collection, Set , and Group (and possibly Mob).
Also relevant are Conceptual work
, It is interesting to note that this model allows for InformationBearingThings that are not propositional; this is different to the CIDOC model, but I tend to go with Buckland and Briet, and say that there is necessarily at least one proposition associated with any IBT- The frog in the museum carries at least the propositional content that the curator of the museum asserted that "this is a frog". (Mutilated example from better one by Martin Doerr (I think)), I exceeded my antelope quota.
The information models are worth looking at, (especially if you have a ResearchCyc license). I'm told that the ontologist who developed the model was heavily influenced by Lubetzky and his intellectual heirs.
On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 11:25 PM, Diane Hillmann <[log in to unmask]>
I'd like to support Casey's point about whole-part relationships not being all of one kind. In the dim mists of the past, MARBI was considering a proposal to support the creation of relationships between separate items that had been bound together and so necessarily shared a barcode. (I think this was it: http://www.loc.gov/marc/marbi/1999/99-02.html). It's interesting how similar the discussion seems to be to some of the FRBR relationship discussions.
In any case, the discussion of the proposal ultimately came down to the differences between bibliographic relationships (between editions, for instance) and physical relationships (items bound and circulated together, sometimes for obvious reasons--issues of a serial--or for reasons unclear but relating to practices a century or so ago). I was dealing with miscellaneous collections of pamphlets bound together at the time, so the problem was not abstract from my point of view.
As I recall, the much-to-simple solution proposed originally by a vendor were not accepted, largely because of the discussion at the meeting. Although these situations seem so rare that they should not interfere with our quest for simplicity, in fact they are often cases that can teach us quite a bit about the limits of simplification in whatever model of the world we're looking at.