I do want to caution that MODS has been developed from the library
standard, MARC21. That standard is very weak in terms of article
citation because libraries do not generally create records for
individual articles -- that is done by a different "industry," mainly
abstracting and indexing services. Ironically it does seem that most of
the discussion on this list is how to get MODS to work for article
citations. I have to admit that this makes me a bit nervous about our
goals here, and about how much "mission creep" we want to sustain under
the guise of MODS.
On Fri, 2003-08-15 at 07:10, Sigfrid Lundberg wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Aug 2003, Rebecca S. Guenther wrote:
> > The additions for citations are in the changes for the next release.
> > Sorry about the delay. I know I keep saying it's coming.
> It is just that we're planning to use something like this, and MODS is a
> > I will be posting something within the next few days about a draft
> > schema up for review. This will include the changes for citation data.
> > During the review period it would be useful for those who might use it
> > to attempt to code some of their data using the proposed elements in
> > order to provide feedback.
> We'll take a look at it then.
> Thanks a lot