Serially Produced Source

What is a Serially Produced Source?

Short description

A Serially Produced Source object is produced with the intention of having a multitude of copies with the exact same content.

Advanced description

A Serially Produced Source comprises physicals objects that were produced in copies, each carrying the same content. In this sense, anything that has been published may be a Serially Produced Source.

A Serially Produced Source may generally be published books (including manuals, booklets, handbooks...), thesis (master thesis, doctoral thesis), technical or scientific reports, or more specific documents such as maps (if they are edited and diffused).

It can also be used for other forms of serially produced objects such as any kind of artwork that was serially produced, like photographies, or the reproductions of an engraving. Serially produced coins and bills fall into this class as well.

It is possible to add information about different publishers or editions of the same source object.

Hint: You can add Types according to your research question, such as "Monograph", "PhD thesis", "CD-album", etc. by defining Controlled vocabularies.

Examples of types of Serially Produced Sources

Examples of type of a Serially Produced Source include:

  • Book : Medium for recording information in the form of writing or images.

  • Booklet : A small thin book with a paper cover that contains information about a particular subject.

  • CD-album : Digital optical disc data storage format for storing audio information.

  • Handbook : A book that contains instructions or advice about how to do something or the most important and useful information about a subject.

  • Issue : One of a regular series of magazines, journals, or newspapers. Attention, it must be linked to the corresponding Serial Work.

  • Manual : A booklet detailing a procedure.

  • Map : A published drawing or plan of the earth’s surface or part of it, showing countries, towns, rivers, etc.

  • Money : Coins and paper money, serially produced, used to pay for things.

  • Monograph : A book on a single subject.

  • Photography (if it was edited and diffused).

  • Proceedings : The official report of a meeting, a conference

  • Report : A written description of something, containing information that somebody needs to have.

    • Technical report : A report on technical issues.

    • Scientific report : A report on scientific issues.

    • Internship report : A trainee report.

    • Commission report : A report by a commission or committee of experts

  • Thesis : A long piece of writing on a particular subject that is done for a university degree.

    • Master's thesis : A thesis for a Master's degree.

    • Doctoral's thesis : A thesis for a doctorate.

  • etc.

Hint: If you need to detail specific characteristics of your Serially Produced Source (like its texture or materiality), check whether an appropriate profile exists and otherwise contact the Geovistory team to help you out.

Add a Serially Produced Source

In this section you learn by example how to add a Serially Produced Source.

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

1. Indicate a bibliographical citation and a definition to your Book

The first step is to give your source a Bibliographical citation:

Note that unlike a naming, a bibliographic citation serves as an identification attribute and cannot vary over time (without a time dimension).

It is important to add a small definition. This will help you and other users understand and identify the source object:

2. Add a short title and a type

In the basic field section, display empty fields by clicking on the right. You are now able to add a short title in order to facilitate your work, and indicate a type depending on your research needs, for example "book", "treaty" or "treaty on musicology".

3. Other specifics fields

The specific field section contains also two other fields :

  • A naming, in order to give a specific appellation, such as "title", "complete title", "incipit". Unlike the bibliographic citation, the naming can be associated to a time-span.

  • A dedicated field to link specific examples of your Serially Produces Source, as "Publication Exemplars". Click on "has example" to add one.

4. Describe the publication of a Serially Produced Source

In order to add details about the publication, you have to select the class Source Content Publication event, which allows you to provide:

  • the date of the publication of the book (1636) --> time-span

  • or the publisher --> carried out by

  • or indicate its author (Marin Mersne) --> published the work of

  • or the place it was created (Columbian monastery) --> took place at

Note: In order to have this class available, you have to activate the profile "Intellectual and literary life". See here how to activate a profile.

Once activated, the class "Source Content Publication Event" appears in the entity card of Serially Produced Sources under "specific fields".

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