Re: How to encode number of Illustrations/Tables/References in MODS?
Rebecca S. Guenther <rgue@...
2006-10-20 14:55:49 GMT
I'm sorry not to have answered sooner-- I started to and didn't finish.
Generally number of illustrations and number of tables would go under
<physicalDescription><extent>. The extent element is just a string at this
point. We have talked about structuring it so that we can designate units
such as you are suggesting, since we've had a number of requests for
adding this sort of thing. That is on the list for changes for a version
4.0. We will also want to look at the definition of <extent> under <part>,
which does have some structure (and an attribute "unit"). However, using
<part> in your situation isn't appropriate, since you're talking about the
whole and not a part.
We will need to have a full discussion of this, which would result in a
fairly extensive change to MODS. In the meantime, what you suggest won't
work, since there is no unit attribute associated with <extent>, so it
wouldn't validate. (You mentioned using <extend>, but that is not a valid
MODS element. I think you must have meant <extent>.)
So in the meantime, if you need this sort of thing you could put something
structured in <extension> which allows for local elements. And someone
could put forth a proposal to enhance <extent> for this sort of structure
in the next version.
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On Wed, 4 Oct 2006, Jakob Voss wrote:
>From jakob.voss@... Fri Oct 20 09:05:38 2006
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 14:26:27 +0200
From: Jakob Voss <jakob.voss@...>
Reply-To: Metadata Object Description Schema List <MODS@...>
Subject: Re: [MODS] How to encode number of Illustrations/Tables/References
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>> I have not found any information on how to encode number of
>> illustrations, tables, and references in MODS? Does anyone know where
>> to put it?
>I put it in <extend>:
><extend unit="page"> : number of pages
><extend unit="table"> : number of tables
><extend unit="figure"> : number of figures
> I have not found any information on how to encode number of
> illustrations, tables, and references in MODS? Does anyone know where to
> put it?
> Thanks & Greetings,
> Jakob Voss
> P.S: But in general the user guidelines are very helpful. Thank you!