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On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 7:38 PM, Robert Maxwell <[log in to unmask]>
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> I am a bit startled by the new definition of “expression” in FRBR-LRM: “A
> distinct constellation of signs conveying intellectual or artistic
> content.” (LRM-E3, p. 15). What does this mean? I have a hard time
> imagining this phrase meaning anything to someone who asked the question
> “what is an expression?” or even to people who already know what an
> expression is. The original FRBR definition “the intellectual or artistic
> realization of a *work* in the form of alpha-numeric, musical, or
> choreographic notation, sound, image, object, movement, etc., or any
> combination of such forms” is not flawless and does require a bit of
> thinking, but at least it does make sense (the word “realization” is key,
> when a work “becomes real” it has an expression). I’m not sure
> “constellation of signs” conveys the idea. I suggest that the new
> definition isn’t really an improvement. In fact it makes the concept, which
> is important to the model but already somewhat tricky but not impossible
> for people to understand, much more obscure.
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> Bob
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> Robert L. Maxwell
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> to the course which has been heretofore pursued"--Eliza R. Snow, 1842.
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