#419 <imprint> in <series>


Currently <series> does not allow <imprint>, but I would like it in order to indicate that all monographs in a given monograph series (each volume of which has its own name) are published by the same publisher. For example, the "National index of parish registers" example in CO should have an <imprint> within <series> that contains

<publisher>Society of Genealogists</publisher>

Currently this info is in <monogr> even though it applies to all volumes.


  • Lou Burnard

    Lou Burnard - 2013-01-07

    I don't think you can do that. If it's a monograph, it's a monograph, and its publication information is unique to it. You have to repeat it. The <series> is something it belongs to, like an extra title, and doesn't have any independent existence, so it can't have an imprint.

  • James Cummings

    James Cummings - 2013-01-08

    Assigning ticket to ellimylonas to see if we can untangle this and make recommendation (which may be to reject). Setting as group 'RED' to indicate that it is unclear how to proceed and needs further clarification and discussion. -JamesC

  • James Cummings

    James Cummings - 2013-01-08
    • milestone: --> RED
    • assigned_to: nobody --> ellimylonas
  • Kevin Hawkins

    Kevin Hawkins - 2013-01-08

    I've been thinking about this. While it is common in library cataloging practice to create a single catalog record, with a single "publication, production, distribution, etc., area" (the ISBD equivalent of publicationStmt), for a monograph series, I can't find a citation style manual that includes a citation in which publication data are given both about a particular monographic volume in a series and about the series as a whole. And while it's counterintuitive, TEI practice is that, if you cite a multivolume set as aw hole, you use <monogr>, not <series>. So I withdraw my feature request.

  • Kevin Hawkins

    Kevin Hawkins - 2013-01-08
    • status: open --> closed-wont-fix