The first start of course would be a mapping upon which a stylesheet
would be built. At one time we thought that we would often go through
the MARCXML toolkit, assuming that people would be starting with MARC,
convert it to MARCXML, apply the MARCXML to DC stylesheet and then
convert to MODS.
But since we have found that now people are creating native MODS
records that we do need such mappings and stylesheets.
We did do a mapping between MARC 21 and qualified Dublin Core, which
was fairly recently updated (Apr. 2008).
Not everything has a mapping. We used the definitions that were in the
dcterms namespace at the time this was updated. We did not do a MARCXML
to QDC stylesheet either.
But we don't have a MODS to qDC crosswalk nor a stylesheet, partially
because it wasn't clear how useful this would be given the fact that
everyone who uses it seems to add their own extensions/changes (echoing
what Jenn says below in her message). In addition, we haven't had the
resources to do it.
So it might not be too hard to use the MARC to QDC mapping to come up
with a MODS to QDC mapping on which a stylesheet could be based. Then
people would use it as a basis and add local extensions where needed.
Rebecca S. Guenther
Senior Networking and Standards Specialist
Network Development and MARC Standards Office
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20540
Washington, DC 20540-4402
(202) 707-5092 (voice) (202) 707-0115 (FAX)
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>>> "Riley, Jenn" <[log in to unmask]> 11/06/08 4:35 PM >>>
If you don't find a stylesheet for this, I'd bet a big reason is the
unpredictable-ness of Qualified DC in XML. The format isn't nearly as
well-defined in XML as simple DC is - one needs to pull together three
different schemas. Plus it's rare to see qualified DC out there that
only uses the "official" DC qualifiers.
But this does seem like a resource that should exist. Do folks agree on
a semi-authoritative definition of Qualified DC in XML that could be
used as the basis for building this kind of stylesheet?
Digital Library Program
Indiana University - Bloomington
Wells Library W501
Inquiring Librarian blog: www.inquiringlibrarian.blogspot.com
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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Hervé Saladin
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> Subject: [MODS] Qualified Dublin Core to MODS xsl stylesheet ?
> I found a very useful xsl stylesheet on the web
> (simpleDC2MODS.xsl) that allows to transform oai_dc to mods.
> Thanks a lot to Clay Redding for this.
> My question is : does anybody know if the same for qualified
> DC to MODS is available somewhere ?
> Hervé Saladin
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