[OAI-general] DLF Aquifer MODS Guidelines Levels of Adoption now available

Riley, Jenn jenlrile at indiana.edu
Mon Jul 16 20:07:54 EDT 2007

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The Digital Library Federation Aquifer Metadata Working Group is proud
to announce the release of the DLF Aquifer MODS Guidelines Levels of
Adoption <http://wiki.dlib.indiana.edu/confluence/x/q24>.

The Levels of Adoption document is intended to supplement the Digital
Library Federation / Aquifer Implementation Guidelines for Shareable
MODS Records
006.pdf>, released in November 2006 under the auspices of the DLF
Aquifer initiative <http://www.diglib.org/aquifer/>. The Shareable MODS
Guidelines represent a record-centric view of Aquifer's goals, whereas
it is often helpful to set priorities for metadata creation with a user-
and use-centric view. The newly-released Levels of Adoption document
describes five general categories of user functionality that are likely
to be supported by following specific recommendations from the
Guidelines. It attempts to provide additional guidance to MODS
implementers in the planning process by documenting what sorts of
functionality is possible when certain elements of the Guidelines are

These documents, together with an FAQ for implementation (forthcoming -
stay tuned!), were written primarily to assist institutions preparing
metadata for aggregation via the DLF Aquifer initiative, but the Working
Group expects they could also be useful in preparing metadata for other
aggregations, or for using MODS in a local environment. Comments on the
Levels of Adoption are welcome, and can be sent to any Working Group
member. Contact information for Working Group members is available from
the Levels of Adoption page.


Jenn Riley
Metadata Librarian
Digital Library Program
Indiana University - Bloomington
Wells Library W501
(812) 856-5759

Inquiring Librarian blog: www.inquiringlibrarian.blogspot.com 

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