You could consider simply omitting typeOfResource; there are no
mandatory subelements of <mods>.  A past event is a "resource" in the
W3C sense (anything that has identity), but notice that all the MODS
"resources" are concrete; they're physical manifestations that you might
find in a library.  A videotape or a transcript of the lecture would
have a typeOfResource, but the lecture itself would not.  That something
is an event could be coded in <genre> or <physicalDescription>, both of
which have authority attributes.

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Subject: Re: [MODS] genres and governments records

        On Dec 6, 2003, at 11:57 AM, Karen Coyle wrote:

        > MODS was created from MARC *Bibliographic*. The only events
that MARC
> bibliographic recognizes are conferences, and only when they produce a

> publication. (And we know that although hearings could be considered
> events, they aren't well treated as such in MARC.)

        This isn't a big deal to me, but just to clarify:

        What I was referring to relates to the above examples, which are

structurally the same as the physical stuff that MODS/MARC deals with.
A conference, a hearing, a performance all have titles, creators, dates
and locations.  I don't see it a radical change at all to allow someone
to have:

    <name type="personal">
       <namePart>Jane Smith</namePart>
       <role type="text">lecturer</role>
       <title>A Public Lecture</title>
          <placeTerm>New York
       <dateOther>2002 12 02</dateOther>