We did intend <county> to be used for anything that calls itself a county,
like US counties, as well as for those that are like England's counties
that are more the equivalent of states in the US. The definition "largest
local administrative unit" applies in the US (although "local" isn't
exactly defined-- county is still below the state). Maybe we need to
rethink the definition to make it clearer. We were trying to give guidance
for various geographic entities outside of the US.
On Wed, 8 Sep 2004, Riley, Jenn wrote:
> Hello all-
> The MODS 3.0 user guide gives the following guidance for usage of the
> subject/hierarchicalGeographic/county element:
> ---Includes the largest local administrative unit in various countries,
> e.g. England.
> I'm intrepreting this to mean that the <county> element is not
> appropriate for describing a county within a U.S. state - is that a
> correct interpretation?
> If so, if I were to want to include county information for a U.S.
> location, in addition to country, state, and city (I'm not positive I
> want to do this, but I've got it, so maybe it's best to stick it in...),
> where would it go?
> Jenn Riley
> Metadata Librarian
> Digital Library Program
> Indiana University - Bloomington
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