Hello,
 
Is there a loose of information in the MODS schema about the <title> element ?
 
If you have a title like this  (in ISBD format ) :
"title : subtitle"
In (UNI)MARC format there is a subfield a and subfield b to distinguish title parts.
But in MODS, the value is the concatenation of theses subfields.
 
Why not using a subtitle element :
<titleInfo>
   
<title>Once upon a time</title>
   
<subtitle>there was a familly called Pot</subtitle>
   
<subtitle>[the begining of an english lesson that i learned when i was 13 :-)]</subtitle>
</titleInfo>
Yves
 

 
Concrete example with the MODS Example of a Conference Publication : http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/instances/mods97129132.xml
 
MARC21 :
245 00 a Papers from the First International Workshop on Plasma-Based Ion Implantation : b 4-6 August 1993, University of Wisconsin--Madison, Madison, Wisconsin / c sponsored by Applied Science and Technology (ASTeX), Inc. ... [et al.] ; editors for the workshop, John R. Conrad, Kumar Sridharan.
 
MARCXML :
<datafield tag="245" ind1="0" ind2="0">
    <subfield code="a">Papers from the First International Workshop on Plasma-Based Ion Implantation :</subfield>
    <subfield code="b">4-6 August 1993, University of Wisconsin--Madison, Madison, Wisconsin /</subfield>
    <subfield code="c">sponsored by Applied Science and Technology (ASTeX), Inc. ... [et al.] ; editors for the workshop, John R. Conrad, Kumar Sridharan.</subfield>
</datafield>
 
MODS :
<titleInfo>
    <title>Papers from the First International Workshop on Plasma-Based Ion Implantation : 4-6 August 1993, University of Wisconsin--Madison, Madison, Wisconsin /</title>
</titleInfo>
 
 
MODS change:
<titleInfo>
    <title>Papers from the First International Workshop on Plasma-Based Ion Implantation</title>
    <subtitle>4-6 August 1993, University of Wisconsin--Madison, Madison, Wisconsin</subtitle>
</titleInfo>
 

Yves Pratter
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