I haven't actually attempted such a thing, but there are tools available
map complex objects to relations; see e.g. the Apache DB project at


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Rutgers is in the process of building a database to underlie a MODS
metadata entry utility for its Fedora-based digital repository. So we
are trying to translate the MODS schema into database tables. Some is
pretty straight forward, but other elements--name, date, etc.--are
interesting challenges. Has anyone created a database for MODS input?


Ruth A. Bogan
Head, Database and Catalog Portal Management Section
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
47 Davidson Road, Busch Campus
Piscataway, NJ 08854-5603
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