On Thu, 17 Jul 2003 13:01:37 -0400, "Corey Keith" <[log in to unmask]> said:
> The ID attribute on the mods element should probably not be used for any
> "descriptive" identifier. That information really belongs in the
> identifier or recordIdentifier elements. The ID attributes sprinkled
> throughout the schema, which are included on the elements mods,
> titleInfo, name, subject, and relatedItem, allow implementors to link to
> specific parts of the record by using the XML ID/IDREFS data types.
OK, thanks for the clarification Corey. So if I wanted to approximate a
bibtex-esque citation key (in essence, a natural language database record
ID), I'd want something like the following?
Is that right?
This raises two other bigger questions:
1) There was some discussion awhile ago about adding some information
about where the record is coming from, and/or what cataloguing rules were
used to create it. This seems like a good idea. Is it coming to the
2) There are a lot of attribute and type values that are currently
uncontrolled in MODS, with "suggested" values. I assume the plan here is
to control these at some point in the not-too-distant future, once the
LoC has a better handle on what people need. Is that right?
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