I have a record extract for a project we've been working on that I think illustrates the problem pretty well - records for sound recordings that have 100/240/245 but no 700s with $t. All I have access to today is a subset of the record (100/240/245/7xx - we were doing some analysis on them). Here's an example:
100 10 Hahn, Reynaldo,|d1875-1947.
240 10 Ciboulette
245 10 Ciboulette|h[sound recording] :|bop‚erette en 3 actes /|cReynaldo Hahn ; [libretto par] R. de Flers et F. de Croisset.
700 10 Flers, Robert de,|d1872-1927.
700 10 Croisset, Francis de,|d1877-1937.
700 10 Mespl‚e, Mady|4prf.
700 10 Gedda, Nicolai.|4prf.
700 10 Dam, Jos‚e van.|4prf.
700 10 Diederich, Cyril.|4cnd.
710 20 Ensemble vocal Jean Laforge.|4prf.
710 20 Orchestre philharmonique de Monte-Carlo.|4prf.
I'm pretty sure that would end up in MODS with lots of name elements for each of the 700s. Many (maybe even most) of our records here at IU have $4 relator codes, but I know that's fairly unusual.
Let me know if this full set of MARC records would help you and I'll see if I can dig it up to send your way.
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> Subject: Re: [MODS] uniform titles in mods
> This is a good question. We have discussed the situation with
> headings here and have wondered whether there is a need to make any
> changes for this sort of thing. We had intended that the uniform title
> in <title type="uniform">, and you are correct that this doesn't
> explicitly link it to a particular name. We probably need to analyze
> examples to see where this won't work. In some cases when you need to
> the name and the uniform title, they are cases of related items (e.g.
> constituents) where they get linked because they are in the same
> relatedItem container. But there may be other cases where this doesn't
> suffice, so some other mechanism perhaps resulting in a change to MODS
> could be considered. The intention was NOT to put the name in title
> type=uniform. Someone mentioned the use of xlink; the general linking
> mechanism in MODS would be use of the ID attribute (i.e. if 2 elements
> have the same ID value they are linked). That could be used in the
> meanwhile while we analyze this situation with more examples.
> It would be interesting to hear from others whether they have had a
> similar problem.
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> On Sun, 29 Jun 2008, Riley, Jenn wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I'm having trouble figuring out how to encode a Uniform Title in a
> > MODS record. While some Uniform Titles (e.g., for the Bible) only
> > a title component, most have both a name and title components, with
> > the title not making sense without the name. This is common for
> > This is what a sample MARC name-title authority record would show:
> > 100 10 |a Beethoven, Ludwig van, |d 1770-1827. |t Symphonies, |n no.
> > 5, op. 67, |r C minor
> > And this is how the UT would appear in a MARC bibliographic record:
> > 100 1_ |a Beethoven, Ludwig van, |d 1770-1827.
> > 240 10 |a Symphonies, |n no. 5, op. 67, |r C minor
> > The full UT is split across the 100/240 pair. For a MODS record, one
> > would think Beethoven would go in <name> and Symphonies... in
> > <titleInfo type="uniform">. But how is the connection between the
> > and the title parts of the full UT made in the MODS record? In MODS,
> > lists all the contributors in <name> elements, whereas in MARC you
> > only have one 100 field - other names are in 7xx fields.
> > I'm not advocating MODS adopt the concept of main entry, but to use
> > the UT effectively (which presumably is a goal of MODS since
> > type="uniform" is defined for <titleInfo>) there needs to be *some*
> > way to connect the right name with the UT. I'm very uncomfortable
> > the idea of including the name as part of the <titleInfo
> > type="uniform"> - is that what is intended? The MARC to MODS mapping
> > seems to support this not being the right thing to do. At
> > <http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-mapping.html>, it just pulls
> > in 240 data into <titleInfo> - it doesn't include data from the 100.
> > But what other options are there?
> > Thanks,
> > Jenn
> > ========================
> > Jenn Riley
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> > Indiana University - Bloomington
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