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"incorporated into the link" is what makes Linked Data different from "records".

Jeff

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On May 24, 2013, at 8:29 PM, "J. McRee Elrod" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> It is hard to fathom that role is being considered as part of an
> authority.
> 
> The person, family, or corporate body represented by an authority may
> have any number of roles.  A person may be author, editor,
> illustrator, translator, depicted, or any other role to the work or
> instance listed in the RDA relator terms or MARC relator codes.
> 
> There should be *one* authority per entity, and the relation(s) of
> that entity to the work or instance should be external to that
> authority, perhaps incorporated into the link?
> 
> An entity may have more than one relation to a work or instance, e.g.,
> actor/director, author/illustrator.  There should not be links to two
> or moore authorities for the same entity because of the two or more
> roles.  There should be one access point per entity per work/instance,
> with role(s) expressed externally to the authority.
> 
> 
> 
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