On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 4:03 PM, McDonald, Stephen
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> I couldn't really say, and I'm not sure that it matters. Libraries have no need to worry about Works which have no Manifestation, so in practice I don't find it hard to recognize the Work-Manifestation relationship in the materials we actually work with.
This is a pretty narrow view of what libraries need to worry about.
There are lots of Works that have no Manifestations, the antiquities
are littered with them (references to things that only existed in the
library of Alexandria, etc.). Just because they're not on our shelf
(or any shelf) doesn't mean we shouldn't acknowledge them.