Re: Some info on pagination practices

Thanks Karen.

Do others feel that the property could be
aligned with one of the practices and the definition tightened up to match
one of them ?

My slight preference is the library one.  Where even my daughter would know
and use numbered pages and flip to the last numbered page and use that on
this property.  I personally thought that was the use for this property =
 a numbered pages total.

Thoughts ?

On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 12:15 PM, Karen Coyle <> wrote:

> 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
>> kc
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