[uf-discuss] Citation: next steps?

Timothy Gambell 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:

	role: Author
	name: Avery Gardener

	role: Illustrator
	name: Hailey Wallace

	role: Translator
	name: Ella Taylor

	role: Editor
	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  
from creation?

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  
hidden metadata.

Does this seem like a good idea, or an unnecessary added level of  


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