At this time there is not a lot of granularity in the physical description area of MODS to specify these kinds of things. There may be such information within an extent statement, but that would be as a string that is not specifically about color or sound. It could be put into a typed note under physicalDescription of course. An alternative might be to put into an extension using elements from something like PBCore. For example from PBCore: instantiationChannelConfiguration; instantiationColors; instantiationGenerations.
If there is need to provide this sort of information in MODS it could be requested to the Editorial Committee.
On Dec 8, 2014, at 12:58 PM, Michele R Combs <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Are there specific mods element(s) for describing:
> 1) whether a recording's sound is stereo or mono or silent,
> 2) whether a moving image recording is color or black and white,
> 3) whether a recording is a camera original, a dub, etc.?
> Or does this all get lumped into physicalDescription/note ?
> Michele Combs
> Lead Archivist
> Special Collections Research Center
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