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Hi,

we are developing a MODS institutional repository (called MIR) that is used in several instances now in Germany. Recently we ran into an import issue.

https://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/v3/MARC21slim2MODS3-6.xsl

produces this output inside <part>:

<extent unit="page">
  <start>3</start>
</extent>

while the user guide (https://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/userguide/part.html) on the other hand suggests

<extent unit="pages">
  <start>3</start>
</extent>

You see there is a difference between „page“ and „pages“. During development we try to stay close to the documentation and the supplied examples in case of uncertainty. Others data provider seem to stick with your XSL files when exporting to MODS. It would be nice to get this unit type clarified somehow to improve interoperability.

kind regards,

Thomas Scheffler

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Thomas Scheffler
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek
Bibliotheksplatz 2
07743 Jena
Phone: ++49 3641 940027
FAX:   ++49 3641 940022