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There is a paradigm shift happening.

"Author" is a "role" connecting a "person" (or sometimes an
"organization") and a "book" or "article".

I am not a string.

Jeff

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of J. McRee Elrod
> Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 8:17 PM
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> Subject: Re: [BIBFRAME] Input screens
> 
> Kevin said:
> 
> >The thing is, the labels for the boxes could be whatever one
> >needs/desires.  Just think how much easier/faster cataloging could be
> >if new and/or temporary personnel could get up to speed >quickly ...
> 
> And so can enter the name of the person who donated the item to the
> library under "Contributor"?
> 
> Words are ambiguous in all languages, and don't correspond to
elements.
> Who would know to enter a criminal defendant under "Author"?
> 
> 
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