[uf-discuss] Citation microformat

Bruce D'Arcus bdarcus.lists at gmail.com
Sat Apr 8 06:21:53 PDT 2006

On 4/7/06, John Vilburn <john at ohanasoftware.com> wrote:

> For those of you unfamiliar with the genealogical world, let me add a few
> definitions for some of the terms used above. I am not proposing that
> citation microformats adopt any of these terms. I believe that the citation
> microformat proposal already has corresponding elements. I provide these
> definitions to avoid confusion about the meaning of the data listed above.
> Repository - The location where this record can be found. Could be a libray,
> a government agency, a web site, an individual's address, or any other place
> that a record can be kept.
> Source - The microfilm, book, website, or other collection containing the
> information cited.

I often deal with archival work, so the way I think of this in general
is something like:

item (unnamed primary level)
    container (your "source")
        collection (your "repository", but also series, periodicals, etc.)
            location (can be physical -- as above -- or online)


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