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On May 11, 2006, at 5:37 AM, Ashley Sanders wrote:
> We are currently developing a new version of Copac that will be  
> able to
> deliver MODS XML records. As part of this development we required some
> way of representing library holdings within a MODS record. We wanted
> a simple schema and one that was relatively easy for a human to parse.
> As a result we have developed our own Holdings Schema.

Thanks for sending this Ashley--I'm not on the JISC list. I haven't  
had a chance to look in detail, but had you looked at the Universal  
Holdings Format [1] at all? Perhaps I'm mixing apples and oranges  
here...I'm just curious to know if the two schemas are related, and  
if you looked at it why you opted to roll your own. In fact, were  
there any other formats/schemas you considered?

//Ed

[1] http://www.openly.com/uhf/