MODS and MADS:
Current implementations
and future directions
Jenn Riley
Metadata Librarian, Indiana University Digital
Lib...
2
ALA Annual 2010

6/27/2010

What’s new with MODS?
• MODS 3.4 Schema released June 2010
• MODS/MADS Editorial Committee c...
3
ALA Annual 2010

6/27/2010

Some changes in MODS 3.4 (1)
• Support for RDA descriptions
▫ <name type=“family”>
▫ More va...
4
ALA Annual 2010

6/27/2010

Some changes in MODS 3.4 (2)
• Better support for multilingual cataloging
▫ Explicit indicat...
5
ALA Annual 2010

6/27/2010

Some changes in MODS 3.4 (3)
• Ability to bind a specific name to a title to create
a Unifor...
6
ALA Annual 2010

6/27/2010

Considerations for MODS 4.0
• More formal data model?
• RDF representation?
• How can we enc...
7
ALA Annual 2010

6/27/2010

Speakers in this session
• Bill Leonard, Library and Archives Canada
• Sally McCallum and Re...
8
ALA Annual 2010

6/27/2010

Session evaluation
Please fill out the online evaluation form:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s...
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Introduction to session "MODS and MADS: Current Implementations and Future Directions."

  1. 1. MODS and MADS: Current implementations and future directions Jenn Riley Metadata Librarian, Indiana University Digital Library Program Chair, MODS/MADS Editorial Committee
  2. 2. 2 ALA Annual 2010 6/27/2010 What’s new with MODS? • MODS 3.4 Schema released June 2010 • MODS/MADS Editorial Committee currently considering overall direction for MODS 4.0
  3. 3. 3 ALA Annual 2010 6/27/2010 Some changes in MODS 3.4 (1) • Support for RDA descriptions ▫ <name type=“family”> ▫ More values for the <issuance> element ▫ Many new note types in User Guidelines • Better handling of subject vocabularies • Specify vocabulary at relevant <subject> subelements • Specify vocabulary used by URI • Specify term used by URI
  4. 4. 4 ALA Annual 2010 6/27/2010 Some changes in MODS 3.4 (2) • Better support for multilingual cataloging ▫ Explicit indication of the script used in a resource ▫ Ability to link translations and transliterations through a shared attribute ▫ Expanded use of the lang, xml:lang, script and transliteration attributes • Expanded use of the usage attribute ▫ Could be used to indicate main entry • Expanded use of the displayLabel attribute
  5. 5. 5 ALA Annual 2010 6/27/2010 Some changes in MODS 3.4 (3) • Ability to bind a specific name to a title to create a Uniform title • The ability to mark selected elements as containing cataloger-supplied data • Various changes to make the Schema itself more consistent, easier to manage and of greater utility to other applications importing elements from the MODS namespace
  6. 6. 6 ALA Annual 2010 6/27/2010 Considerations for MODS 4.0 • More formal data model? • RDF representation? • How can we encourage Linked Data implementations? What direction should we go? Tell us! Conversation happening on the MODS listserv. Find it at http://www.loc.gov/mods/
  7. 7. 7 ALA Annual 2010 6/27/2010 Speakers in this session • Bill Leonard, Library and Archives Canada • Sally McCallum and Rebecca Guenther, Library of Congress • Amanda Harlan, Baylor University • Karen Miller, Northwestern University
  8. 8. 8 ALA Annual 2010 6/27/2010 Session evaluation Please fill out the online evaluation form: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YK2BL9L

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