BIBFRAME does a fairly good job of support for transcription with 
"statement" properties.

In particular, providerStatement is the means to record what is on the 
piece, and then providerName and providerPlace can be URIs.

titleStatement allows transcription of titles, and responsibilityStatement 
handles the equivalent of 245 $c.

BIBFRAME needs a seriesStatement property to allow transcription of series. 
In general, support for series is as yet inadequate.


From: "Svensson, Lars" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 8:26 AM
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [BIBFRAME] What will things and strings look like?

> On Tuesday, January 20, 2015 7:24 PM, J. McRee Elrod wrote:
>> Lars said:
>> > >I think that an authority file with publishers would be an
>> >excellent asset (it's just a specific case of corporate bodies...).
>> In descriptive cataloguing it is important to have in the record (or
>> whatever we are calling a Bibframe description) the form of the
>> publisher's name which is in the item, not a standardized form.
> Yes. I guess we ideally should provide both: the form as provided in the 
> item (otherwise we cannot compare and figure out if two items are 
> examplifications of the same manifestation) and then a URI pointing to an 
> publisher authority file (and yes, I understand now that publishers and 
> labels are not necessarily the same)...