Publication Exemplar
A Publication exemplar is a specific copy of a any kind of serial work. It represents the exact content of a specific source object.

What is a Publication Exemplar?

Short description

A Publication Exemplar is a specific copy of a of serially produced work. It represent the exact intellectual or artistic content of a specific source object. This might for example be a copy of a book with your personal annotations or a CD signed by the band leader.

Extended description

A Publication exemplar may generally be an exemplar of a specific serially produced source like book exemplar, thesis exemplar, technical report exemplar, but it's also use for more specific documents such as map exemplar (if it was edited and diffused).
It might also be used for referencing an exemplar of a piece of art serially produced like designer furniture, watches, or photographs etc.
Along the same line, a specific coin or a specific bill can be considered as a Publication Exemplar.
Hint: You can simply add Types according to your research question, such as "Book exemplar", "Coin exemplar", "Library exemplar", "CD-album exemplar" etc. by defining Controlled vocabularies.

Exemples of types of Publication Exemplar

Examples of type of a Publication Exemplar corresponds to the type of Serially produced source :
  • Monograph exemplar
  • Book exemplar
  • Booklet exemplar
  • Handbook exemplar
  • PhD thesis exemplar
  • Manual exemplar
  • Collective work exemplar
  • Scientific report exemplar
  • CD-album exemplar
  • Photography exemplar
  • Map exemplar
  • Coin exemplar
  • Designer furniture exemplar
  • Exemplar of a coin
  • etc.
Hint: If you need inform about specific characteristics of your Publication Exemplar (like its texture or materiality), check whether an appropriate profile exists and otherwise contact the Geovistory team to help you out.

Add a Publication Exemplar

In this section learn by example how to add a Publication Exemplar.

Example of a specific exemplar of 'The Harmonie Universelle by Marin Mersene (1636)'

1. Indicate an Exemplar Reference & definition and select the Serially Produced Source to which he belongs

After having given a name and a definition choose the Serially Produced Source linked
The first step is to give your Exemplar an exemplar reference. This can be your own naming, an official title or a library reference. In that case: Marin Mersenne's personal copy of ‘Harmonie universelle’.
It is important to add a small definition. This will help you and other users to understand and identify the source object. Give some details about the exemplar or indicate where it is located.
Then, you can select the Serially Produced Source to which this exemplar belongs. To do that, use the field "is example of". A drop-down list will appear containing the Serially Produced Source already integrated in the Geovistory library.
Select the Publication to link to your Exemplar
Note that the Serially Produced Source must have been created first or added to your project from an existing entity in order to find it in the drop-down menu.

2. Add a short title and informs about the collection to which this exemplar belongs

In the basic filed section, you can add a short title in order to facilitate your search, and indicate a type. For example "author exemplar", "library exemplar" or "missing exemplar".
As with Unique Source Objects, it is possible to specify in which collection or repository the Exemplar is stored, for exemple the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF).
Learn here how to structure your collection if you want to specify that your copy of Harmonie Universelle is part of a collection.
Hint: You can add Types like "book exemplar". Define your types in the controlled vocabulary.