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If the access point you want is a person who has played a role in the resource described it is in <name>. If it is a person who played a role in a related resource it is in <relatedItem>. If the relationship is a "contained in" one (i.e. like MARC 700$a$t) it would be in relatedItem with type="constituent".
The same goes for title-- if it is a related title (including a contained in relationship) it is in relatedItem; if it is the title of your resource it is just in titleInfo. In other words, the fact that it is an "access point" does not determine what element you use.

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From: Metadata Object Description Schema List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Maliheh Dorkhosh
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 3:47 PM
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Subject: [MODS] a question

Hi,
I want to use MODS elements for describing access points. for example I use title or person information as a access points for a work.
Should I use my desired elements under <relatedItem> or not?
for example:
1: <relatedItem><titleInfo><title>
2: <titleInfo><title>
1 is true or 2?
Thanks.
--
Maliheh Dorkhosh,
MA.student in LIS
Tehran North Branch of IAU
BA LIS Department of Shahed University
Head of cataloging department of the central library and documentation center. University of Tehran