What does Publications include?
In the past, on the composer page we have listed publications that the composer wrote, edited, or compiled. Alexander Gillet contributed a few works to Andrew Law's publications, but he had no part in compiling or editing those publications. In Law's 1783 publication alone, there are at least eight composers who contributed – probably more. But in this case, we have research showing that Andrew Law kept personal control on the publication itself (Richard Crawford, 1968. Andrew Law, American Psalmodist. Evanston, Illinois). I don't think we can say that Alexander Gillet published any of these. — Barry Johnston (talk) 19:16, 2 November 2019 (UTC)
- What do composer pages include? All the composer works on CPDL and, under ‘Publications’ all publications where we can find these works. For example, on Pierre de Manchicourt, we can read ‘works also appear in the following printed collections catalogued at CPDL:’ followed by publications by Attaingnant, Susato, Phalèse and others. Why shouldn’t we do the same for different centuries? Claude (talk) 20:53, 2 November 2019 (UTC)
- It seems to me such an effort would not be very useful, for the user has no idea in which publication a work appears. It also would be an large amount of work. Taking the example of Alexander Gillet, who wrote only 37 works: up to 1820, these appeared in 102 different publications, probably 30-50 more since then. Many of these publications are not readily available, even the index.— Barry Johnston (talk) 00:53, 3 November 2019 (UTC)
- No supplementary effort is needed, as we have created publication pages only when users, like you, have mentioned, on work pages, in which publication they appear! When a publication page is created, I think we should not leave it unlinked from our composer/compiler->works/publications architecture. The only choice is linking the publication page from the editor/compiler page if it exists (or its creation is needed) or from the composer of the works, which page always exists. Claude (talk) 06:28, 4 November 2019 (UTC)