If you were doing a conversion from MARC to MODS and you had chosen not to
designate types, then all the fields mentioned (500, 505, 511, 518) would
map to "note". If you did designate a type attribute, then the mapping
would be with a type=performers, type=venue, etc. We were allowing various
options depending upon the amount of specificity the user
wanted. However, in the revision of the mapping that we are currently
working on (to go with the new version of MODS), we are taking out a lot
of these optional methods of encoding. This may be a place where we should
also do that because it's a bit confusing. Of course, anyone could decide
to use all or less than all of the specificity MODS provides, so the
option is always there not to use the type attribute.
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On Fri, 31 May 2002, Rebecca Wesley wrote:
> I am looking for clarification on the note field in the
> draft April 9th MARC Mapping to MODS.
> For 511$a and 518$a, what distinguishes "no type" with
> type="performers" or type="venue"?