Meta Object Description Schema

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MODSMetadata Object Description Schema

From the official website[1]:

The Library of Congress' Network Development and MARCMAchine-Readable Cataloging Standards Office, with interested experts, has developed a schema for a bibliographic element set that may be used for a variety of purposes, and particularly for library applications. As an XMLExtensible Markup Language schema, the "Metadata Object Description Schema" (MODSMetadata Object Description Schema) is intended to be able to carry selected data from existing MARCMAchine-Readable Cataloging 21 records as well as to enable the creation of original resource description records. It includes a subset of MARCMAchine-Readable Cataloging fields and uses language-based tags rather than numeric ones, in some cases regrouping elements from the MARCMAchine-Readable Cataloging 21 bibliographic format. MODSMetadata Object Description Schema is expressed using the XMLExtensible Markup Language schema language of the World Wide Web Consortium. The standard is maintained by the Network Development and MARCMAchine-Readable Cataloging Standards Office of the Library of Congress with input from users.


New developments and evaluations of MODSMetadata Object Description Schema should be reported here.

References and Links

  1. Meta Object Description Schema's official website

Further Links

  1. Overview on MODS Editors by Winona Salesky (Digital Initiatives Librarian at University of Vermont)
  2. MODS Editor