[Crm-sig] Modelling the number of sheets used to print a book

Franco Niccolucci franco.niccolucci at gmail.com
Fri Apr 17 14:16:56 EEST 2020

First thing coming to my mind, assuming for instance it is “Yourbook” of 150 sheets: introduce an E54 Dimension "number of sheets” and measure it

E70 Thing <“Yourbook”> (or whatever way you encode the physical book)
P43 has dimension
E54 Dimension <"Number of sheets">
P90 has value
	E60 Number <150>
P91 has unit
	E58 Measurement Unit <"Sheet number">

A bit verbose but you can extract & process directly the number of sheets, select small books etc., calculate the printing cost etc
Note that P43 has domain E70 Thing so you can attach it to any subclass of Thing / physical object you wish to use for the book. E-books may require further work/different approach.

Obviously this refers to a specific paper edition, exactly “that" tangible object, as a paperback may have a number of pages different from a hard-cover of the same literary object.


Prof. Franco Niccolucci
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> Il giorno 17 apr 2020, alle ore 12:07, Florian Kräutli <fkraeutli at mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de> ha scritto:
> Dear all,
> I have a data modelling issue that I would like to discuss with you.
> We have a database of books. Currently we are in the process of identifying, for each book, the number of sheets used to print it. The number of sheets is a good indication for the investment required to print a book. We want to store this information in the database.
> We do already capture the number of pages in the digitised copy as well as the physical format of the book (using P43 has dimension on an F5 Item). We capture data related to the printing of the book via a F3 Manifestation Product Type and a F32 Carrier Production Event.
> My intuition is that the number of sheets could be modelled as an E29 Design or Procedure that P129 is about the F3 Manifestation Product Type.
> But how to add the information "number of sheets" to the E29 Design? 
> Two thoughts:
> - Simply as P3 has note: "20 sheets" (I would like it to be more machine readable)
> - as a P68 foresees use of E57 Material that P2 has type "sheet" (but where to add the quantity of sheets?)
> What do you think?
> Best wishes,
> Florian
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