RE: [jats-list] Media reference

Subject: RE: [jats-list] Media reference
From: Mike Eden <meden@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:27:40 +0000
Hi Rebecca,

Yes, but it seems that <media> is has two faces, once as an alternative 
component to <graphic> or <table>, both of which are wrapped inside a 
higher element (<fig> or <table-wrap>) . The second face is the <media> as 
a distinct type of content - Movie, sound file etc, equivalent level to 
<fig> or <table-wrap>.

And there is still the question regarding <xref   ref-type="media"> not 
existing for either of the above.

Mike Eden

Operations Manager
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From:   "Orris, Rebecca (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [E]" <orrisrl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To:     "jats-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" 
Date:   11/02/2013 16:21
Subject:        RE: [jats-list]  Media reference


Doesn't the <media> element work for this (available in NLM DTD and JATS)?

<media> Media Object
An external file that holds a media object, such as an animation or a 
The "content" of the <media> element is not the object itself, but merely 
information concerning the object. The external file that contains the 
object is named by the @xlink:href attribute.


p.s. Making us of the cool new functionality to add permalinks to all the 
pages of the documentation, so it was easy for me to send a link to the 
exact page!

Rebecca L. Orris, PhD
Staff Scientist, Bookshelf
National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of 
National Institutes of Health
Bldg 45, Rm 5AN36D15, MSC 6511 
45 Center Dr 
Bethesda MD 20892-6511

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Eden [mailto:meden@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2013 8:37 AM
To: jats-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jats-list] Media reference

I'm having trouble deciding how to code a media sound file  that is not 
supplementary material. This is for an online only title that has 
reference to sound file (speech).  <xref> attribute ref-type does not 
include "media" or anything similar. "other" seems to be a bit loose. Also 

it is strange that there is no over arching grouping element for this kind 

of stand alone media. Do other users of JATS code these within <fig> (and 
consider it an "audible" figure)?  If so then presumably one could use 
fig-type="sound-file" or fig-type="media".
I'd very much appreciate thoughts on this.

Mike Eden

Operations Manager
Content Services
Cambridge University Press
Cambridge CB2 8RU
+44 (0)1223 326435

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