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MODS October 2007

Subject:

request for a new value for type attribute of namePart

From:

Thomas Place <[log in to unmask]>

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

Date:

Fri, 19 Oct 2007 18:21:58 +0200

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To: the MODS standard agency.

There is a problem to represent Dutch personal names in MODS.
A Dutchman who is called Jan de Koning has as family name 'Koning' and as 
given name 'Jan'. The infix 'de' is not part of the family name. The 
possible values of the type attribute of namePart are limited to an 
explicit enumeration of values in the schema. There is no value to 
represent infixes like 'de', 'van' and 'van de'. Is it possible to add 
'infix' (or another string with the same semantics) to the enumeration of 
values in the schema?

Note that in Flanders the name would be Jan De