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Some info on pagination practices

From: Karen Coyle <kcoyle@kcoyle.net>
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:15:19 -0800
Message-ID: <52AF4337.5060503@kcoyle.net>
To: "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Thad asked me to re-post this from the schema-bibEx group to this list,
presumably relating to a discussion here:

> Note also that the "page count" that publishers give to books is a
> physical count -- the actual number of sheets of paper x 2. The
> publisher knows this because he paid the printer for them. The page
> count that a library gives is the number on the highest numbered page
> (of each pagination type), which is what is visible and readily
> available (without having to sit and count the pages). Here are two
> "pages" statements for the same book:
> publisher: 208 pages
>library: xiv, 178 p. (which does not add up to
> 208 because blank pages aren't counted)
> So those are two other community practices that each is perfectly
> logical but will give different results. And note that it is probably
> the publisher number of pages that is currently in schema.org/Book.
> kc

Karen Coyle
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