Good afternoon, Everyone--
Rutgers is involved in building the New Jersey
Digital Highway (http://www.njdigitalhighway.org/),
and we have decided to throw our lot in with MODS for descriptive metadata in
our Fedora repository.I have a couple of questions:
1. For administrative reasons, we have chosen to
designate a single primary title for each of our resources, and allow multiple
alternate titles. That means that "title" can appear once, and "title" with
type="alternative" can repeat. Apparently, there's a functional problem caused
locally by not having a value for type with the nonrepeating "title" element in
our configuration. Since the use of type is optional anyway, is there any reason
not to have a type="main" or some similar term?
2. It looks as if the relatedItem structure can be
used to designate that a resource is a part of a collection or collections. It
appears that type="host" might be the right choice for this. Is that how you see
this? I'm asking because the term "host" makes us a bit uneasy.
Sorry if these are questions that have been asked
already. I'm a fairly new member of the list.
Looking forward to your insights.
Ruth A. Bogan
Head, Database and Catalog Portal
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Road, Busch Campus
Piscataway, NJ 08854-5603
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