[uf-discuss] Citation: next steps?
timothy.gambell at aya.yale.edu
Wed Aug 30 20:27:30 PDT 2006
On Aug 30, 2006, at 7:45 PM, Bruce D'Arcus wrote:
> I agree. I'd use creator and then also add author, editor and
> translator, since those three are widely used in citations, and it's
> important at least to distinguish the latter two (non-creator) roles
> from creator/author.
The more I think about it, the more I think you folks shouldn't drop
author. I get the feeling you've already had this conversation, but
it seems like there can be multiple creators on a book (author and
illustrator, for example). Perhaps this calls for a structure like:
name: Avery Gardener
name: Hailey Wallace
name: Ella Taylor
name: Ethan Parson
Also, as a bonus for work of art, creator-role is a field we could use.
On the minus side, you run into some complications when it comes to
things like publisher. Is that a creator role, or a task separate
Additionally, role might be the kind of information you might not
always want to display, and I know how Tantek feels about the use of
Does this seem like a good idea, or an unnecessary added level of
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