Re: [greenstone-users] MODS Plugin?

From Georges Braoudakis
DateMon, 11 Apr 2005 15:53:30 +0200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] MODS Plugin?
In-Reply-To (42521EE6-9060907-adelaide-edu-au)
Hi Steve,

The Chopin collection at the University of Chicago Library is powered by Greenstone and  use METS-MODS metadata. Contact: Tod Olson

Other useful links :

1) The  bibutils program set interconverts between various bibliography formats using a common XML intermediate,  the MODS version 3 : Introduction
2) The Help for the Descriptive Metadata entry form: DC categories  and the Metadata usage at the Oxford Digital Library.

Regards,
Georges BRAOUDAKIS


Steve Thomas a écrit :
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