> Note that we (our office at LC) are trying to work on this problem and
> come up with some other profile of ISO 8601 that can be used with
> various
> XML formats, including MODS and PREMIS. That will include being able to
> use the basic 8601 format without hyphens, and to deal with
> questionable,
> open date ranges, BCE dates, etc.-- and have a name to call these sorts
> of
> encodings. We know we can't fix the problems with ISO 8601 but if we
> can
> define a different profile and then extend it to accommodate other
> sorts
> of dates, we would all benefit.

That's exactly what I need, as well. Looking forward to it in MODS 4.0. :-)


Jenn Riley
Metadata Librarian
Digital Library Program
Indiana University - Bloomington
Wells Library W501
(812) 856-5759

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