see Chicago 15, 17.44-46. Does CSL handle such cases?
how to deal with things like original publication titles, dates, publishers, etc. for translated historical works?
before we worry about all the eccentricities of some styles (like Chicago).
Original publication info is a big deal in my work. It's always caused me trouble in Endnote.
If Spivak's introduction is what's being cited, then yes, it should be cited and listed in the bibliography as a book section, but otherwise maybe "with introduction by Spivak" could just be entered in the book's edition field. If so, no new field is required.
Does it make more sense in that context that Spivak be listed as a contributor field in the main record, or that her introduction be listed as a full class record in the child list?
I'm not convinced this one is an eccentricity. I see that MLA 5 (4.6.17) and Turabian 6 (8.43, 11.24) both address it. (I don't have any other guides handy to check them.)
It also looks like the guides are positioning these supplementary contributions where edition information would go. I can see some logic to that: It's not the second or the revised edition, but the edition with Spivak's introduction.
Well, no new field is required because Spivak would be just another creator--only a creator type needs to be added (unless this point refers to a World plugin field rather than a Zotero field, in which case, never mind). This seems to be important for searching--"creator contains Spivak" should then find the record.
Allowing for the first option would be nice, for those who'd want to enter only the book item and not the chapters.
"Well, no new field is required because Spivak would be just another creator--only a creator type needs to be added (unless this point refers to a World plugin field rather than a Zotero field, in which case, never mind). This seems to be important for searching--"creator contains Spivak" should then find the record."But she did not create "Of Grammatology"; Jacques Derrida did!
Well, I don't thing the label "creator" is meant to be taken literally--a "recipient" of a letter did not create any of it and yet needs to be included as "creator."
It seems "creator" is a person (or institution) whose relationship to the work is significant,
even if this person only contributed to an aspect or part of the work. For example, most people wouldn't enter the film "Paris, je t'aime," made of 20 five-minute movies, as 20 items--it would be one "film" item with all 20 directors included. That's what IMDB does; actually, it lists 22 directors, including those who worked on transitions between segments. Then "Paris, je t'aime" would be one of the hits when you search for films by Joel Coen, which is what you want as a researcher. This is mostly relevant to GUI/search though--you may well be right about the need for more precise RDF import/export.
"Book Author" has been added to "Book Section" in Zotero 2.0rc1, available now. It's not yet mapped to CSL's container-author for use in citations, but it will be mapped in the next release.