We have published some books in our OMP platform that were previously print-published back in the 2000s, I’m trying to figure out the best way to enter metadata about the publication dates.
Should the published date under Catalog entry->Catalog describe the online publishing date? I’m guessing it should, since there are a few options for describing the original publishing date under Catalog Entry->PDF->Publication Dates: Publication date (01), Date of first publication (11), Publication date of print counterpart (19). But which of these should be used? They all seem quite similar to me. I would really appreciate some advice.
I would also like to know if there are any problems with changing the date format in the “published” field from full year-month-day to year only. In my opinion it somehow makes more sense to display only the year for book content. I’m thinking of changing the date_format_trunc to only displaying the year and using that for the templates. Will this work? I have a faint memory of a previous discussion about problems with modifying date displays.
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