Citation markup with Periodical proposal

I'll start by apologizing for my naive code, but here is an attempt to 
mark up a scholarly article citation in MLA format using the Periodical 
proposal. This will be a very common use case, IMO. I just want to be 
sure that this use case can be simply yet correctly marked up using the 
elements of the Periodical proposal.

First, here's the list of what goes into an MLA citation of this type:

 article title
 publication title (journal, magazine, etc.)
 volume number
 publication date (abbreviate months, if used)
 the inclusive page numbers
 medium of publication

The citation, with minimal html (the way most are today, I think):

<p>Carlyle, Allyson. &quot;Understanding FRBR as a Conceptual Model: 
FRBR and the Bibliographic Universe.&quot; <em>Library Resources and 
Technical Services,</em> v. 50, no. 4 (October 2006): 264-273. Print.</p>

And my attempt at markup:

<div itemscope itemtype="">
<span itemprop="author">Carlyle, Allyson.</span>&quot:
<span itemprop="name">Understanding FRBR as a Conceptual Model: FRBR and 
the Bibliographic Universe</span>&quot;<em>
<div itemscope itemtype="">
<span itemprop="name">Library Resources and Technical 
<span itemprop="volumeNumber">50</span>, no.
<span itemprop="issueNumber">4</span>(<span 
itemprop="datePublished">October 2006</span>):
<span property="pageStart">264</span>-<span 
property="pageEnd">273</span></div> Print.</p>

I tried to keep this as simple as possible, but I realized that I needed 
a new itemtype to encode the periodical title, since both article title 
and periodical title use the itemprop "name". Note that this example 
does not surface types "PublicationVolume" and "PublicationIssue" since 
I assume that volumeNumber and issueNumber are sufficiently distinctive.

If this simple example is correct (if!), then I think that
1) it would be good to go through a few more citation types, like book 
chapters and single volumes of a multi-volume work to see if they also 
fit with simple markup
2) add at least one of those examples to the page


Karen Coyle
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