>>>>> "RG" == Rebecca S Guenther <[log in to unmask]> writes: RG> In all this discussion about being able to better handle journal RG> articles and the like this question does arise about whether we RG> need something that specifically says "I am a component part" or RG> whether the other data will make it obvious (particularly the RG> relatedItem data). I think the latter is the case, particularly if RG> we enhance the ability to give more information about the RG> parent/host. Along these lines, would it be useful for MODS to permit relatedItem to refer to an external MODS document? I'm thinking of the way a METS document and include another METS document for building up an aggregate object. Tod A. Olson <[log in to unmask]> "How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice. Programmer / Analyst "If you weren't mad, you wouldn't have The University of Chicago Library come here," said the Cat.