At 08:42 AM 7/22/2003 -0800, Bruce D'Arcus wrote:

>True enough.  I just think MODS ought not to enforce this sort of thing
>for creation of new records.  I remember there was a specific
>recommendation for dealing with dates awhile back that might be good to
>come back to, and also apply to names.


If some cataloging community wants to input their dates as "c. 1654" that
should be ok. MODS is a structure for metadata, not an enforcer. I think
you are confusing the structure with the cataloging rules. MODS should
enable, but not prevent.

IM not-so HO