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On Monday, April 28, 2003, at 02:24  PM, Rebecca S. Guenther wrote:

> The MODS user guidelines are now available at:
> http://www.loc.gov/standads/mods/mods-userguide.html

Thanks; this is great!  Note, there's a typo above in the link.

Question, related to a previous list question:

Why the following?

<name type="conference">
<namePart>International Workshop on Plasma-Based Ion Implantation
(1993: University of Wisconsin--Madison)</namePart>
</name>

I see this a lot with these example records, and I assume they're a
holdover from MARC practices, but isn't the above title mixing in
non-title data (date and place) that should go elsewhere?  And
shouldn't the MODS user guide reflect best practices, rather than
repeat these errors?

Three other examples:

<titleInfo>
<title>Oklahoma [sound recording] ; Carousel ; South Pacific</title>
</titleInfo>

<name type="conference">
<namePart>Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920)</namePart>
</name>

<titleInfo>
<title>Portals to the world</title>
<partName>Selected Internet resources</partName>
<partName>Andorra [electronic resource]</partName>
</titleInfo>

Bruce