On 6 Dec 2014 at 19:11:07, McAulay, Elizabeth ([log in to unmask]) wrote:
Hi Vicky,To echo Peter's email, I would advise that you not include italics in your MODS. MODS is an XML schema, and the principle in XML is to separate data from formatting like italics. Later, you use a stylesheet (css or XSLT) to style all titles so that they are italicized. But you can imagine if you have a search result page, you might want to have your titles in bold instead of italics.I hope that helps a little bit, but feel free to forward more specifics.Best,Lisa
Elizabeth "Lisa" McAulay
Librarian for Digital Collection Development
UCLA Digital Library Program
email: emcaulay [at] library.ucla.edu
From: Metadata Object Description Schema List [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Peter MacDonald [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2014 8:36 AM
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Subject: Re: [MODS] Preserving italics, subscript and superscript in MODSI suppose you could use HTML and wrap the values in <![CDATA[<your_text_here>], , but that would severaly interfere with delivery in most repositories and undermine interoperability I would think.
Of course, the whole element can be styled by a stylesheet upon delivery in any way you want. To take advantage of that, though, you'd have to break up your value into multiple MODS elements and style each one separately.
Other than that, I don't know of any way to preserve such text formatting within a MODS element, but would be pleasantly surprised to learn of a way to do so.
Library Information Systems Specialist
Hamilton College Library
On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 8:47 AM, SUBSCRIBE MODS Vicky Phillips <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
We are in the process of converting a Procite database to MODS. Can
anyone advise us as to how we can preserve text in italics and things
like subscript and superscript? Your help would be very much appreciated.
Digital Standards Manager
National Library of Wales