This is a note on the attempts to treat "publisher" as a corporate body rather than or in addition to a transcribed string -- what is transcribed may not represent a corporation but an imprint -- which is essentially a product line. (Think "iPod" vs. "Apple".) As an example, Vintage Books [1] was an imprint of Knopf but now is an imprint of Random House. It has, to my knowledge, never been a corporate entity on its own. This is an issue that will be devilish to solve, something along the lines of title changes in serial publications, and perhaps one that should be deferred at the moment? (Note that there are times when the publisher prefix of the ISBN is a better indicator of a corporate body than the title page, but, oh boy, the vagaries around ISBN use are a whole 'nother complication!)


On 5/10/13 2:38 PM, McCallum, Sally wrote:
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Here is another part of the BIBFRAME pie to stimulate discussion and questions for the community to consider, On BIBFRAME Authority.  This issue paper concerns the Authorities concept in the BIBFRAME model paper.   This paper clarifies what the model document says about the Authority part of the model and invites discussion.


Again it is helpful if when discussing this paper, you name your listserv comment with the topic  plus  an extra title to bind threads, e.g., "authority--main point". 


Looking forward to your comments,  Sally




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