I guess the answer is really about the MODS to MARCXML stylesheet, which
both the Library of Congress and National Library of Australia have been
working on. We're very keen *not* to maintain a local version of the
stylesheet, as we'd always have to update it.
So, perhaps my real question is whether the MODS to MARCXML stylesheet
should suppress or ignore qualifiers - rather than just not converting the
data - if they can't be represented in MARC.
From: Bruce D'Arcus [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, 12 March 2004 1:56 AM
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Subject: Re: [MODS] dateCaptured, encoding and qualifier
On Mar 11, 2004, at 12:58 AM, Marie-Louise Ayres wrote:
> We're working on some dates in MODS records to be converted to MARC.
> Are we
> correct in thinking that for MARC purposes, we should only code
> <dateCaptured encoding="iso8601">1992</dateCaptured>
> and that it doesn't make any sense to code
> <dateCaptured encoding="iso8601"
> because the qualifier won't 'translate' into MARC?
If you code the second in MODS, you have more flexibility. What would
be the problem with doing so? With XSLT, you can output it however you
want, and then easily change it later.