Adrian - thanks for the suggestion.  We agree that both definitions need improvement. We plan to change these as follows:

 

hasItem: Item which is an example of the described Instance.

itemOf: Instance for which the described Item is an example.

 

Ray

 

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> Subject: [BIBFRAME] Defining bf:hasItem & bf:itemOf

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> Hello,

>

> I am having problems with the current definitions of the Bibframe properties

> "hasItem" and "itemOf" which look like follows:

>

> hasItem: Item for which the described Instance is an exemplar.

> itemOf: Instance that is an example of the described Item.

>

> As an instance is a number of items embodying some work, items are actually

> exemplifications of an instance, aren't they? Thus, it should rather read

> something like that:

>

> hasItem: Item which is an exemplar of the described Instance.

> itemOf: Instance the described Item is an example of.

>

> Also note the use of "example" and "exemplar". I suggest using only one

> term. Probably, "exemplar" is easier understandable in this context.

>

> -Adrian

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