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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Question of the Day: What DC term to use for a series?

Q: Which dc term would you use to describe book series?

A: This is an example of where traditional DC is too generic. DCMI Terms (which superseded DC Qualified) is a little more granular.

In tradition DC, the only option really seems to be Relation and use IsReferencedBy or by IsPartOf.
IsReferencedBy is for more of a citation type relationship, whereas IsPartOf encompasses a variety of relationships.

Here is an example using IsPartOf:

Also, LC no longer traces (provides an authorized access point) for series, but most large academic libraries (and others) still consider that to be valuable.

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