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Thanks Andrew,

I like that solution and I think it will work for me.

Thanks again,
Prajakta


On Thu, 15 Apr 2004, Andrew E Switala wrote:

> If the categories' metadata come from different controlled vocabularies,
> the authority attribute will serve to distinguish them.  If they're all
> coming from the same vocabulary, you might use one with hierarchical
> ordering, e.g.
> <subject>
>     <topic>musical instruments</topic>
>     <topic>Instrument_Type_Value</topic>
> </subject>
> <subject>
>     <topic>folk music</topic>
>     <topic>Ethnic_Group_Value</topic>
> </subject>
>
> --Andy
>
> >>> [log in to unmask] 2004-04-15 10:49:17 >>>
> Hi,
>
> I am trying to represent some metadata terms using MODS for which I
> was
> currently using the MODS:Subject element. The metadata I am trying to
> represent belongs to distinct categories such as Ethnic Group, Theme,
> Instrument Type, Performance Technique, etc. The values for these
> fields
> will be populated using existing lists of controlled vocabulary where
> appropriate or else locally defined values.
>
> Using the MODS Subject field, I am representing this information as
> follows:
>         <mods:subject authority="local" ID="CV1 ">
>                 <mods:topic>Ethnic_Group_Value</mods:topic>
>         </mods:subject>
>
>         <mods:subject authority="local" ID="CV2">
>                 <mods:topic>Instrument_Type_Value</mods:topic>
>         </mods:subject>
>
>         <mods:subject authority="local" ID="CV3">
>                 <mods:topic>Analytic_Theme_Value</mods:topic>
>         </mods:subject>
>
>         <mods:subject authority="local" ID="CV4">
>                 <mods:topic>Instrument_Type_Value</mods:topic>
>         </mods:subject>
>
> However, representing the metadata as shown above, I cannot capture
> information about the category of the data contained in the subject
> elements.
>
> Is this a correct representation or should I be using some other
> elements
> in MODS to represent this data? It would have been nice to have a type
> attribute with the Subject element or maybe a DisplayLabel so that
> when
> the information is retrieved, it can be displayed as belonging to a
> certain category.
>
> Thank you for your time,
> Prajakta Vaidya
>