[greenstone-users] MODS Plugin?

From Steve Thomas
DateTue, 05 Apr 2005 14:45:18 +0930
Subject [greenstone-users] MODS Plugin?
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.]


Stephen Thomas,
Senior Systems Analyst,
Adelaide University Library
Tel: +61 8 8303 5190 Fax: +61 8 8303 4369
Email: stephen.thomas@adelaide.edu.au
URL: http://staff.library.adelaide.edu.au/~sthomas/