Hi Caitlin,


Please send me the sample record that is producing the error and let me know if you are using the XSLT 1.0 and/or the XSLT 2.0 and if either or both are producing the same error. I am out of town all next week, but will try to look at this asap.


Thanks, Tracy



From: Metadata Object Description Schema List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Caitlin Nelson
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Subject: Re: [MODS] MARCXML to MODS 3.4 -- XSLT 1.0 (Revision 1.86) and XSLT 2.0 (Revision 2.17) Announcement


Pardon the question, but is there duplicate code in the MARC21slim2MODS3-4.xsl file on lines 2563-2598 and 2607-2641? (Dealing with creation of <identifier> elements from 856 fields.)


We are trying to customize this code and I don't understand why this code is in the file twice - though I don't want to make a mistake and delete one if they are both necessary.





Caitlin Nelson
Digital Initiatives Librarian
Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC) - Gainesville

5820 NW 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32606
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On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 9:14 AM, Meehleib, Tracy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

MARCXML to MODS 3.4 -- XSLT 1.0 (Revision 1.86) and XSLT 2.0 (Revision 2.17) Announcement

The Library of Congress' MARCXML to MODS 3.4 (XSLT 1.0 Revision 1.86 and XSLT 2.0 Revision 2.17)  are now available via the Library of Congress' MODS Web site. The 653 mapping was refined in both of these revisions. The MODS 3.4 XSLT is based on the MARC to MODS 3.4 mapping made available by the Library of Congress in July of 2010 and updated in October 2012 <>.

Please note that content standards and practices using MARC vary among institutions, and sometimes within an institution over time or between types of collections or materials. No one stylesheet can deal appropriately with all variations in the use of MARC. The mapping decisions underlying the changes we have made, as well as the decisions underlying the LC stylesheet should be tested on sample records to determine whether the results are as desired or whether the institution needs to modify the stylesheet for a particular collection of records.

General questions about the mapping may be directed to the MODS Editorial Committee members via [log in to unmask]. Specific questions about the stylesheet may be addressed to Tracy Meehleib at [log in to unmask] .

Thank you,

Tracy Meehleib
Network Development and MARC Standards Office
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20540-4402
+1 202 707 0121 (voice)
+1 202 707 0115 (fax)

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