Re: [greenstone-users] MODS Plugin?

From Stephen DeGabrielle
DateMon, 11 Apr 2005 17:12:56 +0930
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] MODS Plugin?
In-Reply-To (42521EE6-9060907-adelaide-edu-au)
Have you thought of the MARC plugin for bibligraphic data? I have used it an found it quite acceptable.

"As an XML schema, the "Metadata Object Description Schema" (MODS) is intended to be able to carry selected data from existing MARC 21 records as well as to enable the creation of original resource description records. It includes a subset of MARC fields and uses language-based tags rather than numeric ones, in some cases regrouping elements from the MARC 21 bibliographic format."
-- MODS official web site -

MARC records can either be generated easily (perl module available) or taken from the library catalogue of your choice.


On Apr 5, 2005 2:45 PM, Steve Thomas <> wrote:
> Hi. Resending this from last weekend:
> Is anyone working on, or aware of, a MODS plugin?
> I've been using BibTex to import bibliographic data, but would
> rather work with XML. I've looked at various DC implementations
> (RDF, OAI) and these are not quite adequate -- DC soesn't
> provide all the fields that BibTex does. MODS seems to be a more
> comprehensive format for my needs, and also looks likely to
> eventually replace BibTex for such things.
> So, before I go away and (attempt to) write my own, does anyone
> know of a MODS plugin?
> [Note that further information from the MODS list suggests that
> one possible answer is to wrap the MODS record in a METS record.
> I see that there is METS Plugin. However, that being the case,
> I'm not sure whether I need a separate XML file for each
> bibliographic record, or can use one XML file containing
> multiple records. If the latter, I'm not clear on how to encode
> the METS. Any pointers welcomed.]
> Thanks,
> Steve
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> Adelaide University Library
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