On Thursday, August 28, 2003, at 05:18  PM, Rebecca S. Guenther wrote:

> It has been suggested that MODS include a date of access. The example
> given was for bibliographic citations. The Chicago Manual of Style
> includes an access date for an electronic resource (i.e. date it was
> last accessed, since Web sites change frequently) in standard
> bibliographic citations. This is different from dateModified, which is
> being added to MODS in version 3.0, in that dateModified tells you
> date that the resource was last changed, while date accessed would
> tell you when it was last viewed or accessed and makes no claims about
> when it was last modified.

What is the purpose of dateValid then?

> Are there any thoughts about adding another date to MODS? Under
> originInfo it would be dateAccessed. It then would use the dateType
> definitions.

Question: how would one then couple the access date with a specific
URL, since each would be contained in different elements?