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MODS  January 2004

MODS January 2004

Subject:

Re: Putting nonSort in attributes

From:

"Rebecca S. Guenther" <[log in to unmask]>

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Metadata Object Description Schema List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 23 Jan 2004 14:38:42 -0500

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We didn't clean up these examples and should have when we changed the
mapping of 245$h. We are about to regenerate them from MODS 2.0 version to
3.0, so this will change.

On Fri, 23 Jan 2004, Roy Tennant wrote:

> Right, of course we can (and should) strip [electronic resource] out of
> the title before populating our MODS <title> tag, but perhaps instead I
> should have pointed out that it is also prominent in examples of the
> <title> tag on the MODS web site:
>
> <titleInfo>
>         <title>Bush Cheney [electronic resource]</title>
> </titleInfo>
>
> I guess that's my _real_ gripe -- that if we are specifying a standard
> we should do it more cleanly than that, rather than grandfathering in
> kluges from the past.
> Roy
>
> On Jan 23, 2004, at 10:31 AM, Karen Coyle wrote:
>
> > The [electronic resource] comes from the 245 $h. Since the material
> > designation is the only content of that subfield, you could just not
> > carry that subfield over to the MODS record. It really isn't part of
> > the
> > title itself, and I know that we always dropped it from indexing and
> > from our title browse displays.
> >
> > kc
> >
> > On Fri, 2004-01-23 at 10:10, Andrew E Switala wrote:
> >> In <nonSort> and <title>, and further in <subTitle>, <partNumber>, and
> >> <partName>.  The "title" is everything in <titleInfo> and marking up
> >> individual parts of the title should assist processing and display,
> >> not
> >> hinder it.
> >>
> >> In your example, what *is* [electronic resource] doing in <title>?
> >> It's *your* record after all.  An electronic resource could be marked
> >> as
> >> such with <genre authority="marcgt">web site</genre>, a <url> element
> >> under <location>, an <internetMediaType> element under
> >> <physicalDescription>, and/or an <identifier type="uri"> (if the
> >> location is canonical).
> >>
> >>>>> [log in to unmask] 2004-01-23 12:49:04 >>>
> >> Frankly, I find it strange to have a <title> tag that is no such
> >> thing.
> >> In other words, the <title> cannot be found in the <title>, it must be
> >> found in <nonSort> (if such exists) and <title>. How intuitive is
> >> that?
> >> But if that is the collective wisdom of the group, I can live with it.
> >> Meanwhile, to use a local example, this is a sample from one of our
> >> MODS records for our online books (see
> >> <http://texts.cdlib.org/escholarship/>:
> > --
> > -------------------------------------
> > Karen Coyle
> > Digital Library Specialist
> > http://www.kcoyle.net
> > Ph: 510-540-7596 Fax: 510-848-3913
> > --------------------------------------
> >
>

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