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Draft Scope & Objectives

This group is interested in working together on what to do with our legacy MODS XML in a linked data / RDF world and is a subgroup of the  Descriptive Metadata Working Group.

The main initial goal focuses of this group seem to be:
  • Discussion on MODS XML problematic mapping issues.
  • Creation of a shared "unofficial standard" Application Profile that MODS XML is transformed to.

Out of scope:

  • Support for repository solutions outside of Fedora Commons 4.

Draft Deliverables & Timeframe

The goal of this group is to have a final deliverable document by the end of 2015. This document would essentially be:

  • Recommendations on what mappings are possible for a particular MODS field.
  • An "unofficial" standard for what many institutions of this group plan to implement. This then would allow their local communities (Islandora, Samvera, etc) to then have shared code to support that standard.

Meeting Times & Communication Channels

Time: Mondays at 9 AM PST / Noon EST. Every two weeks starting 2015/07/27. Next Meeting 2017/03/20.

Call-In Info:  712-775-7035 (Access Code: 960009)

Updates and announcements will be sent to samvera-communitysamvera-tech, and islandora lists.


Members agree that by participating all documents produced as part of the working group will be released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 Unported License.

  • Steven Anderson, facilitator (Boston Public Library)
  • Danny Pucci (Boston Public Library)
  • Emily Porter (Emory University)
  • Simon O'Riordan (Emory University)
  • Julie Hardesty (Indiana University)
  • Joshua Westgard (University of Maryland Libraries)
  • Shawn Averkamp (New York Public Library)
  • Sara Rubinow (New York Public Library)
  • Kelcy Shepherd (Amherst College)
  • Rebecca Fraimow (WGBH)
  • Justin Coyne (Data Curation Experts)
  • Karen Miller (Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.))
  • Kate Gerrity (Amherst College)
  • Nick Ruest (York University)
  • Bria Parker (University of Maryland)
  • Christina Harlow (University of Tennessee)
  • Jennifer Young (Northwestern University)
  • Steve DiDomenico (Northwestern University)
  • Eben English (Boston Public Library)
  • Chuck Schoppet (USDA/National Agricultural Library)
  • Robert Cole (University of Alberta Libraries)
  • Sonoe Nakasone (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Moira Downey (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)


Meeting Notes

Individual Institution Homework Pages

MODS elements as RDF Collaboration Documents (Detailed page:  Collaboration Documents)

Initial MODS XML to RDF resources:

Current Institution Problem Mappings / Full MODS XML Mappings:

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