There are things that rest inside the publication and those that lie beyond. Spread over countries and continents as well as in the ligatures and synapses, there’s a multitude of structures and designs, features and benefits, add-ons and take-aways. Relevance can be reviled, revered, rescued.
Even if the intention is to copy or repeat paradigms of publishing, a thorough inspection sometimes requires scratching the surface to determine qualities or stepping back a little to gauge the size and quantity.
Mundane metadata is the core of this, but the flesh of the entire organism has much more to offer.