So, the board, by provisionally endorsing a specific unqualified DC schema
and MARC schema, is not saying that DC or MARC are necessarily what one
should use if they don't happen to have DC or MARC metadata; just that if
you do have unqualified DC or MARC you should use these specific encoding
schemes? Or is the board also encouraging the use of unqualified DC and
MARC for the description of digital objects?
>>With regard to a provisional endorsement of the MARCXML schema, is it
>>possible that the editorial board will endorse MODS in addition to MARCXML?
>The board will probably be discussing this, but I suspect we'll put a
>somewhat higher priority on endorsing extension schema in cases where
>a variety of schema already exist for the same metadata set (as has happened
>with DC and MARC) and we want to promote interoperability by encouraging
>people to settle on a particular schema implementation.
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>Elmer Bobst Library, New York University
>70 Washington Square South, 8th Floor
>New York, NY 10012
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