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From: "Cheri Casper" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] How do I do this?
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 22:19:17 -0700
I don't understand how you use higher & lower so that must make the
difference. All of my highers are used for the purpose of populating
additional data fields that are required to meet Mills standards but the
complete citation requires both a higher and a lower. I have no instance of
where a higher (with linked lower) is used solo.
The way I use higher sources requires a lower source. For example, I *may*
use a higher source for a series of books. Then I use the lower source(s)
for individual volumes (but I might also just make a separate source for
each volume on its own with no linkage to a higher source; depends on
whether I want to create an additional source; sometimes it is easier not
to). Or I use it for publications, with either a specific issue or article
as the lower source. Or I use it for a vital records index, with a lower
source for each state within the index. In my set up I would never have
occasion to cite directly to a higher source because the resulting output
would not be a complete citation. The full citation is dependent on data
contained in both the higher AND the lower (if a lower exists).
Not to be confused with source - doc in source - doc.
From: Kathy Lenerz [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 9:27 PM
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] How do I do this?
Cheri Casper wrote:
> Individuals and events are tied to the lower source, not the higher
> one. As I said I do NOT use higher sources to cite to events,
> facts, etc. They exist *solely* for the purpose of connecting to a lower
> level source which *is* used for citation purposes.
Well that pretty much negates much of the reason *relational* databases
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