OK, this is a wishlist, but its based on having tried to set up a number of
styles (~ 30).
- An additional author called series-editor, where it is used for more
complex things where there is an overall series editor - might be an overall
editor of an encyclopaedia or a multi-volume book covering a history or
- A type of biblical, or something else faintly religious. I can’t
shoe horn biblical references in alongside other types currently. They’re
just out on their own as a style!
- A type based on book or chapter for a course text. Certainly in my
world there are a lot of these, in which say, book 3, is written by an
author, but is part of a multi-volume set which has a title. I think there
are enough constructs to put something like this together if I had a type to
allow the ordering to be different to a regular book or chapter. E.g.,
The Open University (1984) T281 *Basic physical science for
technology,*Unit 9, ‘Thermochemistry’, Milton Keynes, The Open
which breaks down as
author=The Open University date=(1984) collection-title=T281
physical science for technology, title=Unit 9, ‘Thermochemistry’,
location=Milton Keynes, publisher=The Open University.
and needs to be different to a chapter as in
Mason, R. (1994) ‘The educational value of ISDN’, in Mason, R. and Bacsich,
P. (eds.), ISDN: applications in education and training, Exeter, Short Run
Both examples taken from the Open University Harvard referencing guidelines.
This would also allow me to do the in-text citations too I think, in the way
some of the courses require which I’ve droned on about before. Perhaps call
it book-series or something? There’s probably a library term for it. It goes
together somewhat with the first point in some styles.
- quotes=single/double/none as an option instead of quotes=true/false
to wrap things in
' as well as "" - there may be other quotation styles (french quotes?). I've tried prefix="" but it doesn’t look at all nice in
- Some attributes to chapter, volume and volume no. to allow
formatting. I think what is required is probably form=numeric/ordinal/roman
to allow “vol. 3”, “vol III” “3rd vol”. Also a label like in pages that can
be vol, volume, chap, chapter etc.
- Something similar for edition (form and label). I think it best to
store edition as a number and then format it so we can have things like 3rd
edition, ed. 3, edition 3, 3(superscript)rd ed ideally driven by the style
rather than the text input. The numeric formatting should probably be
factored out so it can be applied to dates as well.
Well that’s it for now!