LISTSERV mailing list manager LISTSERV 16.0

Help for MODS Archives


MODS Archives

MODS Archives


MODS@LISTSERV.LOC.GOV


View:

Message:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Topic:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

By Author:

[

First

|

Previous

|

Next

|

Last

]

Font:

Proportional Font

LISTSERV Archives

LISTSERV Archives

MODS Home

MODS Home

MODS  July 2004

MODS July 2004

Subject:

Re: MODS and authority control

From:

"Rebecca S. Guenther" <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Metadata Object Description Schema List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Thu, 22 Jul 2004 14:50:34 -0400

Content-Type:

TEXT/PLAIN

Parts/Attachments:

Parts/Attachments

TEXT/PLAIN (74 lines)

On Thu, 22 Jul 2004, Renee McBride wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> As a member of the Music Library Association's (MLA) Metadata
> Standards Working Group, I'm heading up a subgroup that is looking at
> MODS. A member of our subgroup recently asked me how authority control
> fits into our work (which has been focused on issues of description to
> this point). She noted that we can include the source of the authority
> as an attribute, but wondered how this works in practice. E.g. if you
> type in Rite of spring, how do you reach the authority record that
> leads you to the uniform title? I don't know the answer and would
> greatly appreciate your help in understanding.

You could either indicate in the authority attribute that the form of name
is from "naf" or some other authority file and/or you could use the xlink
attribute to give a URI to link to the authority record. Since the Library
of Congress has recently registered the Library of Congress Control Number
(LCCN) as an info: URI namespace in the NISO info: registry, you could use
the info URI form. Example:

In LC authority file:
Rite of spring (Choreographic work)
LCCN: n 94024219 
as an info: URI becomes:
info:lccn/n94024219 

MODS record:
<titleInfo authority="naf" xlink="info:lccn/n94024219"><title>Rite of
spring (Choreographic work)</title></titleInfo>

(see the info registration:) 
http://info-uri.info/registry/OAIHandler?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=reg&identifier=info:lccn/

It should be possible to use only the xlink with LCCN and no content
between the tags (except that the MODS schema now requires at least one
child element under titleInfo; that should probably be changed to allow
for only using a URI).

> Also, about authority attributes: I see in the MARC/MODS mapping the
> <subject authority> and <genre authority> attributes, but I don't see
> authority attributes for name, title, or series (under <related
> item>). Again, I would greatly appreciate your help in understanding
> how this works for names/titles/series, as well as how MADS relates to
> all this.

There's nothing in the MARC record in 1XX and 7XX that gives that
information on authority, while in subject there is an indicator and/or $2
that tells you the source of the term. Hence we couldn't map anything
going from MARC to MODS. In MODS you can indicate an authority however.
Again, in MODS you could use xlink to point to an authority record.

MADS would provide an authority record like the MARC authority record and
is intended to be consistent in its structure and elements with MODS. In
the future, you could use xlink for a URI in the MADS namespace (once
established). I think this was brought out in an earlier message to the
list (from Andy Houghton).

Rebecca

 > 
> many thanks!
> 
> Renee McBride
> 
> 
> ********************************************
> Renée McBride
> Humanities & Music Cataloger, UCLA
> phone : (310) 206-5853
> fax: (310) 206-4974
> e-mail: [log in to unmask]
> 

Top of Message | Previous Page | Permalink

Advanced Options


Options

Log In

Log In

Get Password

Get Password


Search Archives

Search Archives


Subscribe or Unsubscribe

Subscribe or Unsubscribe


Archives

May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
June 2019
May 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004
April 2004
March 2004
February 2004
January 2004
December 2003
November 2003
October 2003
September 2003
August 2003
July 2003
June 2003
May 2003
April 2003
March 2003
February 2003
January 2003
December 2002
November 2002
October 2002
September 2002
August 2002
July 2002
June 2002
May 2002
April 2002
March 2002
February 2002

ATOM RSS1 RSS2



LISTSERV.LOC.GOV

CataList Email List Search Powered by the LISTSERV Email List Manager