Collation

Collation

<collation> can be used to give textual information about how the leaves are arranged using a <list> of <item> elements.


<collation>
<list>
 <item xml:id="q1">
     <dim unit="leaf">8</dim>
     <locus from="1r" to="8v"></locus>
3, stub after 6
6, stub after 3
 </item>
 <item xml:id="q2">
     <dim unit="leaf">10</dim>
     <locus from="11r" to="20v"></locus>
 </item>
…
</list>
</collation>

Example 1

Give a @xml:id to each item in the list to be able to refer to this unit, using "q" and a consecutive number.

If only general information on the collation is provided and no quire structure is given, this information can be stated in a <note> inside <collation>:


<collation>
<note>
The textual sequence of the manuscript is disturbed, see <ref target="#ms_i1.1"></ref>.
</note>
</collation>

Example 2

Quires with an uneven @unit for <dim> will ALWAYS need clarification of the phenomenon occurring as below. No item view will be loaded if only the following is given:


WRONG ENCODING EXAMPLE
<item xml:id="q2">
     <dim unit="leaf">9</dim>
 </item>

Example 3

you need at least the following:


<item xml:id="q2">
     <dim unit="leaf">9</dim>
1 added
 </item>

Example 4

To notate singletons and stubs, please use the following pattern as in Ethio-Spare, where the first digit is the relative position of the singleton (see example above).

6, stub after 3

Added leaves, where no stub is visible might be recorded as

1, no stub

where the number before the comma is the folio number of the singleton.

Also, you can use with care for consistency the following values

3 replaced, 4 missing, 5 missing, 6 replaced, 9 added

This information will be analyzed to produce diagrams of each quire and formula notations. Added leaves are shown with hyphens, stubs are not shown, replaced leaves are dot-hyphen lines.

If you also want to add a note element, please do so before you add text as in this example from the Herron Codex.


        <item xml:id="q22" n="22">
                                      <dim unit="leaf">3</dim>
                                      <locus from="175" to="177"></locus>
                                      <note>A folio stub is visible between ff. 175 and 176. F. 176 is cut off about midway between gutter and fore edge. </note>
                                      2, stub after 1
                                      </item>
      

Example 5

Sometimes you might need to describe the position of a quire using <locus> elements. Please, do this in a <note>, as the <locus> element is here reserved for the quire extent.

Different numerations of quires are encoded as follows:


<item xml:id="q26" n="25"> <num value="20">፳</num> <dim unit="leaf">8</dim> <locus from="195r" to="202v"></locus> </item>

Example 6

  • In <item> with @n we encode the progressive number of quires, assigning "a" as value for initial guard leafs and "b" for final guard leafs. This information was given in Roman Numerals in DomLib, but needs to be in arabic numerals here.

  • The numeration given by the scribe is copied and annotated with a simple <num> with @value element.

  • The number of leafs in the quire is given in <dim>

  • <locus> provides as usual the extremes.

Inside <collation> you can use <signatures> for quire marks and decoration of quiremarks.


<collation>
<signatures> Decorated <note>Simply decorated quire marks are
          written in the middle of the upper margin of fols. 3r, <locus target="#11r"></locus>, 19r, 27r.</note>
</signatures>
<list>
...
</list>
</collation>

Example 7

Sometimes the information provided in the source cannot be checked and is imprecise. There are cases then when we cannot give the dimension of a quire, although the schema requires it. This is a good place for a comment, because this is something which simply needs to be fixed in the description looking at the manuscript. See Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Aeth. 43 where the quires missing the information have been commented out.

This page is referred to in the following pages

Revisions of this page

  • Pietro Maria Liuzzo on 2018-07-20: splitted from Object Description