MODS

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Date added 1 January 1970
Last edited 12 November 2009

Full Title

Metadata Object Description Schema

Description

Metadata Object Description Schema is an XML description schema, primarily for bibliographic records. It is designed as a half-way house between the richness of records created using the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data, and the simplicity of Dublin Core. Records created using MARC 21 can be converted to MODS but not vice versa. The standard can be used to provide descriptive metadata within an implementation of METS (Metadata Encoding Transmission Standard).

Standards Developing Organisation

Network Development and MARC Standards Office

Rights

No information available.

Lifecycle Actions

Access, Use and Reuse
Create or Receive
Description and Representation Information

Standard Frameworks

Digital Archive Standards
Digital Repository Standards

Standard Types

Metadata Structure Standards
XML DTD and Schema

Current Version

15 January 2008 - Metadata Object Description Schema, version 3.3 [external]
Available for free download from the Library of Congress website.

Further Information

Metadata Object Description Schema Official Web Site [external]
Further resources for implementation such as schemas, guidance, resources and a registry of users.

Alternative Current Versions

None.

Previous Versions

27 July 2005 - Metadata Object Description Schema, version 3.1 [external]
Available for free download from the Library of Congress website
1 June 2006 - Metadata Object Description Schema, version 3.2 [external]
Available for free download from the Library of Congress website.

Referenced Standards

None.