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 A. Bogan
Head, Database and Catalog Portal Management Section
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
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From: "Rebecca S. Guenther" <[log in to unmask]>
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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:
> 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.
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