I've been discussing conversion of MARC --> MODS v3 records with a
couple of people in the Z39.50/SRW development community who are
working on the OpenOffice project.  I was asking specifically about
parsing titles and names, which is essential for citation formatting
and such.

While I cannot really understand the LoC mapping document fully myself,
my understanding is that it recommends *not* parsing personal names.
Is that right?

Also, I am under the impression that it suggests using the "creator"
role term.  On this, I'd like to suggest multiple role terms instead,


That way you keep the more specific MARC role information along with
the DC-compatible "creator."