On Tuesday, September 16, 2003, at 08:20  AM, Dieter Köhler wrote:

> I am currently trying to integrate some bibliography functionality 
> into one of my applications which was written in Delphi.  Though MODS 
> is not exactly what I am looking for, it seems to be a promising 
> starting point.    In order to avoid re-inventing the wheel I first 
> want to ask whether some reader of this list is intending to use or is 
> already using Delphi to access MODS files and is willing to cooperate 
> in developing an open source component package.

Hi Dieter,

I've been pushing the use of MODS, or a MODS-like data model, for 
various free software projects.  Examples:

There is also this related in-development xslt framework that will be 
able to format MODS records, among others.

I have been developing a more-user-friendly schema in relax ng that 
learns from the basic logic of mods, but is much more appropriate for 
the non-librarian, free software crowd (who in general find MODS too 
complex).  I also think it might influence GUIs (such as OOo) based on 
these models.  This is still very much experimental, but a schematic is 


I know nothing about Delphi, but I do believe it's a good idea to see 
where projects can mutually-benefit.

What exactly are you planning?