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Technical Definition

Provides an alternate title for the publication, where the title may have changed during its run. Occasionally this is a minor change, such as dropping the article, but this can also be a more radical restyling of the publication. Standardised title information can be found in newspaper title

Category Notes

This field appears most commonly in the adapted Dublin Core format. URI for MODS sub-element: This is the same sub-element type as for newspaper title. Dublin Core ‘alternative’ term URI: Dublin Core ‘isVersionOf’ URI:

Individual Collection Notes

PPME: Multiple alternate titles are listed within the string, separated by semi-colons

DEMP: The alternate title listed in dcterms:alternative can take one of two forms: either the value starts with “Ook bekend onder de naam” (also known as), or “Eerder verschenen onder de naam” (previously published as). dcterms:isVersionOf is the same as “Ook bekend onder de naam”, but in this case only the alternate newspaper title is listed, without the leading text, giving a normalised title.


B1GP PubInfo\VariantTitles\Title STR Aberdeen Weekly Journal
B1JI BL_newspaper\BL_page\title_metadata\changeToTitle\name STR Aberdeen Weekly Journal
B2GP PubInfo\VariantTitles\Title STR The York Herald, and General Advertiser
DEMP didl:DIDL\didl:Item\didl:Component\didl:Resource\srw_dc:dcx\ dcterms:alternative STR Eerder verschenen onder de naam Delflandsche courant : nieuws- en advertentieblad
DEMP didl:DIDL\didl:Item\didl:Component\didl:Resource\srw_dc:dcx\ dcterms:isVersionOf STR Delflandsche courant : nieuws- en advertentieblad
PPME mets\dmdSec\mdWrap[@LABEL=“Bibliographic meta-data of the printed version”]\xmlData\MODS:mods\MODS:titleInfo\MODS:title STR Southern Cross;New Zealand Herald
PPME mets\dmdSec\mdWrap[@LABEL=“Bibliographic meta-data of Issue”]\xmlData\MODS:mods\MODS:relatedItem\MODS:titleInfo\MODS:title STR Southern Cross; New Zealand Herald