On 15 Feb 2008, at 15:02, Talat Chaudhri [tac] wrote:
> In the meantime, we often have to live with the inaccuracy,
> especially as we are not always given sufficient information to know
> how much we have.
> The authors are often vague, to the point where they don't appear to
> know what version of their research a given file is themselves!
I think "vague and irritable" is probably closer to the truth.
Speaking as an author myself :-)
There is a genuine clash here between "bibliographic data storage" and
"live research capture" that has never been satisfactorily resolved.
It makes quite a headache for sticking to FRBR!