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Thanks, Tracy.
Deena

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Hi All,

The MODS Editorial Committee is in the middle of completing a major overhaul to the MODS Guidelines. We hope to release these by the end of the year--if not sooner. Here is the revised description of the subelement <dateOther> in the new draft revision. The subelement <dateOther> would be the most appropriate subelement for you to use if the date you are referring to does not work in any of the other date-related subelements. The subelement <displayForm> is not allowed within the <originInfo> element or in any of its subelements. Hope this helps.

Best, Tracy


Subelement: <dateOther>
Definition

A date that does not fall into another category but is important to record.

Attributes

type; encoding; point; keyDate; qualifier; lang; xml:lang; script; transliteration; calendar

Subelements

None

Guidelines for Use
See <dateIssued<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.loc.gov%2Fstandards%2Fmods%2Fuserguide%2Forigininfo.html%23dateissued&data=02%7C01%7Cdschwimm%40YU.EDU%7C695ae17dd28b419d2cff08d725a79eb6%7C04c70eb48f2648079934e02e89266ad0%7C1%7C0%7C637019274169504338&sdata=6x1iCXi%2FMwDuXBmsC%2FfPyBhANBTYxENPZ0zYY4V7RUM%3D&reserved=0>> for the following information on recording dates: date structure, recording multiple dates, key date marking, and recording unknown date components.
<dateOther> may be used with the type attribute to designate a specific kind of date which was not deemed of sufficient general use to have its own date element.
Specific Attribute Information
type
Definition
Indicates the kind of date being recorded in this element.
Application
This attribute allows for extensibility of date types so that other specific date types may be designated if not given a separate element in MODS.


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From: Metadata Object Description Schema List <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> On Behalf Of Deena Schwimmer
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Thanks for replying, Meredith.  I think I follow what you do.
Our platform is hosted by our vendor which doesn’t look at the attributes (I guess), but they’ve suggested <dateOther> as a quick fix that it seems they could handle.  So my concern is whether this is an advisable use of this element.  Even with being consistent, certainly not anything is an acceptable use of elements in the MODS schema, correct?

Deena
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Hi Deena,

We simply use our Xpaths to distinguish which date to display. We put our machine readable dates (e.g. 2019-08-20) in dateCreated or dateIssued with an encoding attribute of edtf. The display dates (e.g. August 20, 2019) are put in the same elements, but they don’t have any attributes. This means for each date we have two date elements (one with encoding, one without). I think you can do whatever works best for you as long as you are consistent.

Meredith

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Subject: [MODS] <dateOther> as display date?

Hello, I’m new to MODS and looking for some guidance.
Our collections have a lot of dates with ranges and qualifiers, which our current platform doesn’t display fully or in a user-friendly way.
It has been suggested to me to put a user-friendly formatted date in the <dateOther> element that would be used for display.  I see there’s a <displayForm> for name (which we’re also planning on using this way), but I don’t see this as analogous from reading the element description.  I’m wondering if you’ve ever done this, and what your reactions are to the proposal.
Thank you.
Deena

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