We did not break out all subfields in MODS that are broken out in
MARC. That is because we considered MODS to be a derivative of and simpler
list of elements than MARC. We had not had a request to do this
before. Now the conference name is a string which might include place and

I see no reason why you couldn't add an entry point for the geographic
name. At this point we have geographics only in <subject>, although we
have talked about the need for including a geographic name on its own
(e.g. to use like MARC field 752 for publication place, where an entry is
desirable). We will look at doing this in the next version (probably in a
version 4.0, since it may end up being major and require changes to
existing records).

As for the conference date, you could use dateOther with a type attribute
like type="conference" (this is an uncontrolled list).

Sorry for the delay in responding.

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On Sat, 16 Sep 2006, Christiaan Kortekaas wrote:

> Hi All
> I just joined this list, so I guess I should introduce myself. I am the
> lead software programmer for the Fez Fedora instititional repository
> software. I am trying to implement MODS in the next Fez / Fedora content
> model release, probably as the core/default metadata in FOXML (basically
> METS).
> It has gone pretty well, but I have gotten stuck on trying to map the
> MODS XSD to a conference paper model. I can't figure out where to put
> 'conference location'. In MARCXML it belongs in 710 subfield "c". MODS
> doen't appear to support this from the online documentation or XSL, and
> the examples
> appear to put the conference location inside the title of the conference
> as a 'subPartName' of the conference paper title. 
> I would really like to keep the conference location (and perhaps
> conference dates etc) atomic (in their own element or attribute) and not
> in with the conference name. What would be the best way to do this in
> MODS? I assume somewhere in relatedItem?
> Is there any roadmap for future versions of MODS eg 3.3?
> Thanks for your help,
> Christiaan
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