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Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS) 

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The Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS) was developed for a bibliographic element set that may be used for a variety of purposes, and particularly for library applications. As an XML schema it 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.

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Standards Creating / Publishing Body: Library of Congress

Institutional Implementation:

  • Amherst College Library, Digital Programs Department, August 2012
  • Brown University, Center for Digital Initiatives,Providence, RI, 2003
  • University of Chicago Library, 2018
  • Columbia University Libraries, Digital Collections 2010
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst, W. E. B. Du Bois Library, June 2011
  • Indiana University Digital Library Program, 2007
  • Tufts University, Cambridge, MA, Classics Department, 2013
  • Texas Digital Library, Joint Repository of the University of Texas and Texas A & M University, 2005-2006
  • University of California Berkeley Library, 2016 University of Alabama Libraries, Digital Collections, 2009

Software Tools Implementing Standards:

Date of Creation: 2002

Date of Latest Revision: September 2022

Cost: CHF 158,00

Current Version (Color, Name, Number): MODS version 3.8

Associated SERP Framework Element: Strategy

States: Alabama, California, District Of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts

Date Resource Added/Modified: March 07, 2018


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