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We have been using the note type="inscription" for a handwritten note on 
a work. I'd also be interested in hearing what note types others have 
given this sort of thing.

Rhonda Marker
http://rucore.libraries.rutgers.edu

Rebecca S Guenther wrote:
> Dear Wolfram:
>
> What will you be recording here? Will you be transcribing the
> handwritten note on the work?
> In MARC we might put something like this in field 562 (Copy and Version
> Identification Note). See examples under:
> http://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/bd562.html 
> We would use subfield $a (Identifying markings) for this sort of
> annotation on the piece.
> There is a MODS note type equivalent to this:
> "version identification".
>
> Since the note types are not enumerated in the schema, if that is not
> specific enough for your needs, you can use another note type. Of course
> the list of note types is provided so that there is consistency among
> MODS applications. We can certainly add to this list to document what
> people are using. Possibilities might be "handwritten" or "annotation"
> if "version identification" is too broad.
>
> You can let us know if you want something added-- if others have had
> this same need and have defined their own note type, that would help to
> determine which term to use.
>
> Rebecca
>
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> Dear MODS experts,
> We’ve got a lot of original materials of artists which used to put
> some short handwritten notes on their works.
> I think it would be nice to encode this as "note".
> But what type would be sufficient here?
> I think it should be "source note". This type is on the "official" list
> at <http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-notes.html> .
>
> So an example would be 
>
> <note type="source note">
> 	I am not sure about this...
> </note>
>
> I am unsure if "source note" is right, because the meaning of "source
> note" could also be interpreted different than "handwritten" (like a
> note about the source we've got it from).
>
> Of course I could define it by myself and put it like <note
> type="handwritten"> - but I want to be as close as possible to the
> official MODS declaration.
>
> But maybe there is a better approach than "note" for this kind of
> thing?
>
> So what would you suggest to encode handwritten remarks within MODS?
>
> Thanks a lot,
> Wolfram Zieger
>
>
>
> Wolfram Zieger
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