Robin, can you tell us what those identifers are?
Also, when I asked many moons ago about the purpose of MODS I was given the
impression that it was intended as a way to transform MARC to XML, and was
not expected to be for the direct creation of MARC-like XML. I may have
misunderstood that, but I know we had that conversation. Yet, all of the
discussions of MODS that I see (outside of this list) are with people who
are trying to create MODS records from non-MARC metadata.
So, once again, am I thoroughly confused as to the purpose of MODS?!
At 12:27 PM 6/11/2002 -0400, Robin Wendler wrote:
>Hi, all -- Someone here took a look at MODS and rejected it in part
>because his data contains two key identifiers that fall outside the
>enumerated list in MODS identifierType "type" attribute. There is a
>"local" value, but people will need to be able to specify the scheme when
>there is more than one unsanctioned ID number.
>I know MODS cannot be all things to all people, but do you see any value
>to allowing an optional "otherIdentifierType" attribute?
>(NB: In genreType, MODS forks between the enumerated list and an
>"otherGenre". The cases are not quite parallel, but the idea is similar.)
>Thanks for your thoughts on this,
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