Likewise, I'd like to thank Jacqueline and others for all the work put into
the MODS 3.0 Guidelines, which we are examining and which have already
clarified a few dilemmas for me. Here at the National Library of Australia,
we are still having fun working with a range of organisations who need to
convert their local record formats to really good quality MODS 3.0 records
so that we can convert them to MARC and load them into the Australian
National Bibliographical Database. Various MODS to MARC stylesheet issues
are emerging - LC colleagues, we are continuing to modify this stylesheet
for our needs and will send it back to you for evaluation ASAP.
Dr Marie-Louise Ayres
Project Manager, Music Australia
National Library of Australia
Parkes ACT 2600
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> Reply To: Metadata Object Description Schema List
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> Subject: Re: [MODS] MODS User Guidelines for Version 3.0
> Thanks so much; these are very helpful. (In my case, they made it clear
> I've been using <role> and <language> incorrectly, d'oh!) I noticed a
> few minor problems:
> * The attribute xlink:href is truncated in some places to just "xlink"
> * I cannot find the ISO-3166 country codes at the site given in the
> They are available, however, at
> * In the Detailed Description, <identifier> and <dateCaptured> are
> missing cross-references to the corresponding MARC fields.
> * In the Detailed Description, the Z39.50 holdings schema example under
> <extension> is not well-formed, missing "/" from some of the end tags.