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.
Deena M. Schwimmer, Archivist
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