At 06:57 AM 6/15/2004 -0800, Bruce D'Arcus wrote:
>On Mon, 14 Jun 2004 17:07:51 -0400, "Dempsey,Lorcan" <[log in to unmask]>
> > The Library of Congress Name Authority File is available for human and
> > machine interaction (the latter as a web service as you suggest).
>Cool! And I see you have a persistant uri associated with each file.
> > We have a demonstrator working internally where we use it to provide a
> > name lookup service from within a local instance of Dspace.
>DSpace, BTW, really needs to support MODS. Research tools without good
>bib metadata (and ultimately a way to integrate that into document
>creation) aren't very useful for this researcher ;-)
Interesting assertion. DSpace descriptive metadata was based on qualified
dublin core, and for the METS export in the new release (1.2, just wrapping
up now) it will be encoded in MODS (thanks to a
qDC -> MODS mapping that Rebecca Guenther did). Does that count as
supporting MODS? If not, what would you consider as adequate support?
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