The MODS Editorial Committee will consider this a proposal and discuss adding another type value to relatedItem. As you say, such a property is in BIBFRAME.
Rebecca Squire Guenther
Library of Congress, Network Development and MARC Standards Office
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From: Metadata Object Description Schema List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Simone Sacchi
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Subject: [MODS] MODS relatedItem to associate datasets with research publications
We are using MODS as the metadata schema for our digital repository, Academic Commons. AC contains the scholarly work from Columbia faculty, students, and staff of Columbia University. Increasingly, we are receiving data files along with the research publication (e.g. a conference paper). We would like to describe these related files in a relatedItem section of the main record, but none of the existing relatedItem types appears to fit this case.
The existing types are:
Have other MODS users encountered this issue? If yes, how did you handle it?
Would it be useful to introduce a new type to cover this situation?
MARC 21 includes the 786 (Data Source Entry) for "Information pertaining to a data source to which the described item is related. It may contain information about other files, printed sources, or collection procedures".
There is also dataSource in BIBFRAME. Definition: "Has data source / Work that is a data source to which the described resource is related.
It may contain information about other files, printed sources, or collection procedures."
Looking forward to any suggestions / feedback.
All the best,
Research and Scholarship Initiatives Manager CDRS - Center for Digital Research and Scholarship Columbia University http://www.cdrs.columbia.edu
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