The following example is shown at



<detail type="page number">


<extent unit="pages">






So, yes you can use start without end.  (In the above example you would supply “1” as value for number.)




From: Metadata Object Description Schema List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tim Thompson
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Subject: [MODS] Encoding page number for single-page items


Is there a standard convention for encoding single-page items using the MODS <part> structure? For example:

part[@unit="page"]/start = 100



part/detail[@type="page"]/number = 100


Should <start> only be used with <end>, or can it be used alone to indicate a single-page item?


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