I agree with the rationale you used in developing MODS and appreciate the
minimalist approach. I do not think it is necessary to separately identify
At 10:56 AM 12/2/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>The only reason why we did not include <subtitle> as a separate element in
>MODS is that we were trying to keep the number of elements at a minimum to
>make for easy metadata creation and generally a less complex format than
>MARC. MODS is not supposed to have an equivalence for every MARC element.
>In the case of title/subtitle, we thought it could just be concatenated
>without separately identifying subtitle.
>Do others see a rationale for separately identifying subtitle (other than
>the fact that MARC does)?
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