As a followup question to the discussion about MODS and music, has anyone
tried to sort the MODS elements out into their appropriate METS metadata
categories? Specifically I'm interested in which MODS elements are, by the
METS definition, "descriptive" and which are "source."
There are also some MODS elements that I believe are more properly "rights"
and "technical" metadata per the METS framework. I'm at the point, with our
own digital repository architecture, that I'm ready to split up the MODS
elements but could use a little input from anyone who has thought this
through. One of the implications might be searching the MODS elements in
their METS framework.
Has anyone gotten into the descriptive vs. source discussion about MODS?
Ruth A. Bogan
Head, Database and Catalog Portal Management Section
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
47 Davidson Road, Busch Campus
Piscataway, NJ 08854-5603
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