Some series are issued in more than one language, with the series title
being represented on each piece in the language of each piece.  When that's
the case, the transcribed display form of the series title would be one
thing and the form needed for indexing and display of the standard title in
user-friendly lists of series titles would be something else.

If there's an identifier for the series linked to the standard form of the
title (and any alternate language variants), noting the relationship
between the item and the series identifier as part of a series statement
might suffice for access to the standard title; but if not, a cataloger
needs to be able to represent both these textual forms of the series title
in the bibliographic description.  The transcribed form would be better
understood as a property of the piece than as a relationship to the series,
and vice versa for the standard title.


On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 9:21 AM, Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> On 8/3/15 2:46 AM, Thomas Berger wrote:
>> We'll probably have to do both in even more situations than before
>> (links becoming more important while the text form still being
>> indispensable as proof of evidence for many applications),
>> since the two ways of expressing the fact are complimentary
>> and by no means full substitutes of each other. Thus it will be
>> crucial to never lose the connection between the two for a given
>> instance, i.e. having seemingly independent series "statements"
>> and series "links".
> Why? Every "thing" in RDF can have display forms -- what is the series
> statement but a display form of the series information? We should assume
> that everything that has an identifier also has a display for humans.
> kc
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