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  1. February 5, 2011 at 7:45 am

    One way we’ve handled this issue with XML metadata is by creating a separate sort title element which repeats the content of the title element without the initial article.

    Two different programmers requested I adjust the metadata this way, so that they could create a title index for our digital library system. I think it’s a nice solution at least using XML which is much more flexible than MARC (unless we’re talking about MARCXML).

    • February 24, 2011 at 10:41 am

      It is a good solution Christine but it just seems like it should not be so necessary. I do wonder how article databases manage this – or title lists from databases. I mean, if you have access to EBSCO or Gale or whatever, grab one of the title lists. In EBSCO it’s in “publications”. Seems like they are alphabetic but ignoring the initial article. How are they doing this? Is it a dual-title like you are using? Is it part of the programming? Why can we not all do it?

  1. February 3, 2011 at 1:18 pm

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