The concept covers works that contain other works, or are contained by them. It also covers retellings, abridgments, parodies, commentaries on and so forth.
Thus, LibraryThing members will be able to add relationships that show:
- The Golden Compass as contained inside His Dark Materials
- Wide Sargasso Sea as a (non-series) prequel to Jane Eyre
- Elizabeth Eisenstein’s The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe as an abridgment of The Printing Press as an Agent of Change
- Bored of the Rings as a parody of The Lord of the Rings
A core concept here is that this is only for work-level relationships. Therefore, we are not doing “translation of,” “facsimile edition of,” etc. Members are asked to connect only existing works, not make up new, so-far uncataloged works.
Come discuss rules, concepts and ideas in the Talk topic.
We’ve got a lot more coming that builds and expands on these capabilities, so stay tuned!
Many thanks to the members of Board for Extreme Thing Advances group, who’ve been helping us develop and refine this feature. They have already added some 4,500 contains/contained-in relationships across LibraryThing.