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Yes, absolutely. You would use xlink to link to a MADS record. That means
you could just link and not necessarily fill in the elements in the MODS
record.

Rebecca

On Tue, 8 Jun 2004, Ruth Bogan wrote:

> Rebecca,
>
> Do you foresee that there will be (or need to be) a way to encode a MADS
> record ID in the corresponding element of a MODS record, perhaps as part of
> the authority attribute?
>
> Ruth
>
> Ruth A. Bogan
> Head, Database and Catalog Portal Management Section
> Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
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> Piscataway, NJ 08854-5603
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rebecca S. Guenther" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Friday, June 04, 2004 9:34 AM
> Subject: [MODS] MADS: XML schema for authorities
>
>
> > In response to numerous requests, the Library of Congress' Network
> > Development and MARC Standards Office has drafted an XML schema for an
> > authority element set that may be used to provide metadata about agents
> > (people, organizations), events, and terms (topics, geographics, genres,
> > etc.).  This Metadata Authority Description Schema (MADS) was created to
> > serve as a companion to the Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS).
> > As such, MADS has a relationship to the MARC 21 Authority format, as MODS
> > has to MARC 21 Bibliographic-- both carry selected data from MARC 21.
> > There is a high level of compatibility between the MADS and MODS schemas.
> > MADS is expressed using the XML schema language of the World Wide Web
> > Consortium.  Note that once the schema is finalized, a few changes may be
> > made to MODS for consistency. An example is that MADS uses the term
> > "event" instead of "conference".
> >
> > The MADS draft schema is now available for broad review to inform its
> > completion. Based on input from prospective users, the schema will be
> > revised and made available for experimentation. The review period will be
> > between June 4 and July 16, 2004.
> >
> > The Web site is at:
> > http://www.loc.gov/mads
> > Included is the XML schema itself, a document describing the purpose of
> > MADS and details about definitions of the most important elements, and an
> > outline of elements and attributes. A mapping to the MARC 21 Authority
> > Format will be available shortly.
> >
> > We look forward to comments from prospective users about this new schema.
> >
> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > ^^  Rebecca S. Guenther                                   ^^
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> > ^^  Network Development and MARC Standards Office         ^^
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