NOTE: As of February 2019, the final deliverables for this group have been completed.

Future meetings may occur on a quarterly basis as needed for revisions and edits to the recommendations.

Questions or comments on these recommendations should be directed to the Samvera Metadata Interest Group.


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:

Out of scope:

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:

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.

Generic contact: mods2rdf [at] gmail [dot] com

Current Members

Previous Members


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: