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The MODS Implementation Registry contains descriptions of MODS projects planned, in progress, and fully implemented. To have your projects added to the registry, please submit the requisite information directly to the Network Development and MARC Standards Office via ndmso@loc.gov.

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There are currently 38 projects in the registry.

Project Name Project Details
Academic Commons Institution: Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship
Description: Academic Commons is Columbia University's digital repository where current faculty, students, and staff can deposit the results of their scholarly work and research. The repository uses MODS for descriptive metadata. A metadata tool, Hypatia, was developed in-house for MODS record creation and ingest. Academic Commons migrated from DSpace to Fedora in fall 2009.
Web site: http://academiccommons.columbia.edu/ External Link
Web site notes: Academic Commons Web site is built on Blacklight, an open-source Ruby on Rails application designed to offer a next-generation user experience, including faceted searching.
Dates: The Web site went live in April, 2011. Iterative improvements to the site are ongoing, with major releases every six months.
Online documentation: http://support.academiccommons.columbia.edu/ External Link
Documentation notes: Academic Commons FAQ
Tools: Hypatia, MODS cataloging and Fedora ingest tool, developed by Columbia University Libraries/Information Services staff. Allows staff to define granular MODS templates for data input that can be associated with specific projects and collections.
Version: MODS 3.4
Contact Person: Robert Hilliker
Email address: rhilliker@columbia.edu
Additional contact information: Robert Hilliker, Ph. D., MLIS Digital Repository Manager, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship Columbia University, 201 Lehman Library, International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027 Tel.: 212-851-7339
American Memory and Global Gateway Legacy Conversion Project Institution: Library of Congress
Description: This project will map existing American Memory and Global Gateway descriptive data created in formats other than MARC (approximately 200,000 records) to a standard schema. MODS will be used as an expression schema, and MODS records will be output for record sharing/OAI harvesting once the newly normalized data in the American Memory & Global Gateway application has been re-engineered.
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Web site notes:  
Dates: 8/2004-10/2006
Online documentation:  
Documentation notes: No external documentation available at this point
Tools: Microsoft Access, Perl, Oracle
Version:  
Contact Person: Timberly Wuester
Email address: twue@loc.gov
Additional contact information:
Amherst College Digital Collections (ACDC) Institution: Amherst College Library, Digital Programs Department
Description: Amherst College Digital Collections (ACDC) is the result of collaboration between the Amherst College Library and Information Technology Services. This repository holds tens of thousands of digitized art works, photographs, manuscripts, books, and other media from the Archives & Special Collections and the library's Art & Architecture Collection. The repository uses MODS for descriptive metadata for all materials digitized from the Archives & Special Collections.
Web site: https://acdc.amherst.edu/ External Link
Web site notes: Additional content is being added to the system on an ongoing basis, including archival collections, oral histories, and materials from other departments on campus. Plans for further development include creating data visualization, geographic, and timeline-based interfaces.
Dates: August 2012
Online documentation: https://acdc.amherst.edu/about/acdc External Link
Documentation notes:  
Tools: XML text editor (oXygen), XSLT for metadata manipulation. Technical information about the Fedora-based ACDC is available on the Amherst College Information Technology Services wiki: https://acdc.amherst.edu/wiki/
Version: MODS 3.4
Contact Person: Kate Gerrity, Cataloging Librarian; Kelcy Shepherd, Head of Digital Programs
Email address: ksgerrity@amherst.edu
Additional contact information: kshepherd@amherst.edu
Australian National Bibliographic Database Metadata Project Institution: National Library of Australia
Description: Used for the contribution of metadata records to the Australian National Bibliographic Database (ANBD), which is accessible through the Kinetica service. The project is based on the collection of metadata records through the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) and other means (primarily Batch*Link). MODS is used to transform Dublin Core (DC) records, enabling more effective contribution of records, particularly contribution of metadata for digital content. Records are converted to MARC via MODS.
Web site: http://www.nla.gov.au/kinetica/ External Link
Web site notes:  
Dates: 2003-2004, project is in production
Online documentation:  
Documentation notes:  
Tools: n/a
Version: MODS 3.0
Contact Person: Roxanne Missingham
Email address: rmissingham@nla.gov.au
Additional contact information:
Bibutils Institution: Ludwig Institute For Cancer Research
Description: Bibutils interconverts between a variety of different bibliography formats including BibTeX, RIS, EndNote, ISI-Web-of-Science, and Medline using the MODS format as an intermediate. This allows for easy conversion into and out of MODS as well as other formats.
Web site: http://www.scripps.edu/~cdputnam/software/bibutils/ External Link
Web site notes:  
Dates: Programs and source code are currently available
Online documentation: http://www.scripps.edu/~cdputnam/software/bibutils/ External Link
Documentation notes:  
Tools: n/a
Version: MODS 3.0
Contact Person: Chris Putnam
Email address: cdputnam@scripps.edu
Additional contact information:
Center for Digital Initiatives, Brown University Institution: Center for Digital Initiatives, Brown University
Description: The Center for Digital Initiatives is using MODS within METS for the descriptive metadata in over thirty collections of digitized material including sheet music, pamphlets, manuscript material, images, and periodicals
Web site: http://dl.lib.brown.edu External Link
Web site notes:  
Dates: 2003-
Online documentation: http://dl.lib.brown.edu/documentation/ External Link
Documentation notes:  
Tools: XML text editors (NoteTab Pro, Oxygen), MARC4J, EAD2MODS (stylesheet to convert EAD components to MODS records)
Version: MODS 3.2
Contact Person: Ann Caldwell, Patrick Yott
Email address: E_Caldwell@brown.edu
Additional contact information: Patrick_Yott@brown.edu
Chopin Early Editions Institution: University of Chicago Library
Description: MODS is used within METS for the descriptive metadata in a collection of digitized piano scores.
Web site: http://chopin.lib.uchicago.edu/ External Link
Web site notes:  
Dates: In production
Online documentation:  
Documentation notes:  
Tools: A tool was developed in-house to extract records from a Dynix Horizon catalog and map them into MODS.
Version: MODS 3.0
Contact Person: Tod Olson
Email address: tod@uchicago.edu
Additional contact information:
Classics Slide Collection Institution: Kelvin Smith Library and Department of Classics Case Western Reserve University
Description: The collection comprises more than 3000 digitized slides, primarily of Greek and Roman art, architecture, and landscapes. A single MODS record documents descriptive metadata for each image using a customized template (see documentation below). The archival TIF and derivative JPEG2000 images, MODS records, and OAI-compliant Dublin Core records (using a MODS-to-DC-stylesheet) will be ingested into our digital repository, Digital Case.
Web site:  
Web site notes: Forthcoming
Dates: Expected release date: 28 April 2006
Online documentation: http://library.case.edu/ksl/techserv/metadata/classicsmods.html External Link
Documentation notes:  
Tools: XML text editors (NoteTab Pro, XML Spy, and Oxygen), Fedora 2.0 with Lucene search engine
Version: MODS 3.0
Contact Person: Linda Cantara
Email address: linda.cantara@case.edu
Additional contact information:
Columbia University Digital Library Repository Institution: Columbia University Libraries
Description: The Libraries are using Aquifer MODS -- to the extent feasible -- for content loaded into our Fedora-based asset management & preservation repository. We're in the process of remediating and ingesting legacy metadata and content for projects done over the last 15 years.
Web site: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/projects/digital/ External Link
Web site notes: NB: Asset and preservation repository not available for public access. A future "public digital collection viewer" will draw on the same content and will be available externally. Content represented in the repository includes projects linked at above Web site.
Dates: Legacy ingest to be completed by mid-2011. Prospectively MODS will be created for most new content and ingested in conjunction with new digital project implementation.
Online documentation:  
Documentation notes:  
Tools: XML, XSLT, FileMaker Pro, Excel
Version: MODS version 3.3
Contact Person: Robbie Blitz, Digital Projects Librarian
Email address: rlb179@columbia.edu
Additional contact information: Stephen Davis, Director, Libraries Digital Program
Columbia University Libraries Online Exhibitions in Omeka Institution: Columbia University Libraries
Description: Libraries Digital Program Division staff developed a MODS plug-in for Omeka, an open source web-publishing platform for exhibitions. The plug-in enables curatorial staff to use MODS, in addition to Omeka's Dublin Core fields, to describe items. This item level metadata appears in the online exhibit and can also be exported and integrated into external applications using MODS.
Web site: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/digital/exhibitions/index.html External Link
Web site notes: Exhibits created after May 2010 are MODS compliant.
Dates: Implemented in May 2010.
Online documentation:  
Documentation notes:  
Tools: MODS plug-in for Omeka created by a developer in the Libraries Digital Program Division.
Version: MODS version 3.3
Contact Person: Robbie Blitz, Digital Projects Librarian
Email address: rlb179@columbia.edu
Additional contact information:
Copac : UK & Irish Research Library Catalogue Institution: Mimas, University of Manchester, UK
Description: Description: Copac is a union catalogue, exposing rare and unique research material by bringing together the catalogues of many major UK and Irish National, Academic, and Specialist Research Libraries, including the British Library. The Copac database is in MODS format; we de-duplicate incoming data and create consolidated MODS records.
Web site: http://copac.ac.uk/ External Link
Web site notes:  
Dates: 2005 - Present
Online documentation: http://copac.ac.uk/schemas/holdings/ External Link
Documentation notes: We developed a Local Holdings extension to deal with holdings information in consolidated records that represent materials held in multiple institutions. Details at the above location.
Tools: In-house C++ software development in a UNIX environment. Conversion uses LC MARC to MODS mapping with local extensions.
Version: MODS 3.2
Contact Person: Ashley Sanders; Copac service
Email address: a.sanders@manchester.ac.uk
Additional contact information: copac@mimas.ac.uk
Credo Institution: W. E. B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Description: Credo is an online repository containing the digital collections held by the UMass Amherst Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). We use MODS within METS for descriptive metadata of the material in our collections that go into Credo.
Web site: http://credo.library.umass.edu External Link
Web site notes: The basic goal in designing Credo is to provide simple and intuitive access to digital collections within a repository architecture that is both robust and flexible and that adheres to open standards. The flexibility of the underlying Fedora Commons Repository software (maintained by the DuraSpace Organization) allows us to continue to develop Credo and to add additional features as we explore the best ways to deliver digital content to the public.
Dates: The site went live in June of 2011. Improvements are ongoing.
Online documentation: http://credo.library.umass.edu/about.html External Link
Documentation notes:  
Tools: XML text editor (oXygen), Python scripts for metadata manipulation, Fedora Commons for display and storage.
Version: MODS 3.3 and 3.4
Contact Person: Jeremy Smith
Email address: jlsmith@library.umass.edu
Additional contact information: askanarc@library.umass.edu
Description of Buildings, Historical Center of Corfu (Greece) Institution: Technical Chamber of Greece - Department of Corfu
Description: MODS records provide access to 30 historical buildings of Historical Center of Corfu (Greece). Descriptions include: name of building, name of architect or engineer, building address, date of creation, number of block, coordinates, main usage of building, number of floors, typological data, construction materials, color of building, comprehensive deterioration, status of conservation, owner, sources of the history of the building, general notes, photographs, drawings, maps etc. Stylesheets are used for HTML presentation purposes.
Web site: http://deana.tee.gr/tee/corfu/ External Link
Web site notes:  
Dates: 2006
Online documentation:  
Documentation notes: Coming soon
Tools: XML Spy, ZOOM Indexer
Version: MODS 3.2
Contact Person: Michael Agathos
Email address: michael_agathos@central.tee.gr
Additional contact information: Ionian University - Department of Archival and Library Sciences
DLF Aquifer Initiative Institution: Digital Library Federation
Description: The primary goal of the Aquifer Initiative is to enable distributed content to be used effectively by libraries and scholars for teaching, learning, and research. The provision of rich, shareable metadata for this distributed content is an important step towards this goal. DLF Aquifer project work is distributed amongst four working groups, collections, metadata, technology and services. The Metadata Working Group of the DLF Aquifer Initiative has developed a set of implementation guidelines for MODS specifically for use in describing digital cultural heritage and humanities-based scholarly resources that are to be shared within the Aquifer Initiative and wider. They are intended to provide a best practice to build to for rich, shareable metadata that is coherent and consistent.
Web site: http://www.diglib.org/aquifer/ External Link
Web site notes: Additional documentation at http://www.diglib.org/aquifer/AquiferMetadata_ProposedActivities_Final.pdf
Dates: 2005-
Online documentation: http://wiki.dlib.indiana.edu/confluence/display/DLFAquifer/DLF+Aquifer+Public+Metadata+Documents External Link
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Contact Person: Jenn Riley
Email address: jenlrile@indiana.edu
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Empweb Institution: Kalio.Net
Description: Empweb is an open and extensible library circulation system. The first version was implemented at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso. Versions 1.6 and 2.0 will be available in the near future. We plan to release Empweb as a free/open souce product (still undecided on the license). We chose MODS as the bibliographic description format in which the "object database web service" returns data. We implemented a custom extension to represent holdings data, but now that the MODS initiative is considering formal representation of holdings data, we will probably use that.
Web site: http://kalio.net/home/proyectos/empweb/ External Link
Web site notes:  
Dates: 2003 -
Online documentation: http://kalio.net/home/proyectos/empweb/empweb_bahia_200509.pdf External Link
Documentation notes:  
Tools: Java, JSP, CDS/Isis libraries for some (optional) functionality
Version:  
Contact Person: Barzilai Spinak or Ciro Mondueri
Email address: barspi@kalio.net or ciro@kalio.net
Additional contact information:
Federated search of AMICUS and MIKAN Institution: Library and Archives Canada
Description: Bibliographic records from AMICUS and archival description records from MIKAN will be searchable in one interface using Verity forsearching cached XML descriptions. The XML cache was based on the MODS schema with extensions.
Web site:  
Web site notes: Coming soon
Dates: MODS mapping, data conversion and testing, 2005. Public access to the new interface is planned for November 2005.
Online documentation:  
Documentation notes:  
Tools: Verity
Version: MODS 3.0
Contact Person: Bill Leonard
Email address: bill.leonard@lac-bac.gc.ca
Additional contact information:
Finding Aid Discovery Institution: University of Chicago Library
Description: Metadata describing electronic finding aids for archival and manuscript collections are extracted from the online catalog as MODS records and made available for distribution through OAI-PMH.
Web site: http://oai.lib.uchicago.edu:8180/?verb=ListRecords&metadataPrefix=mods&set=ead External Link
Web site notes:  
Dates: First quarter 2005
Online documentation:  
Documentation notes:  
Tools: A tool was developed in-house to extract records from a Dynix Horizon catalog and map them into MODS.
Version: MODS 3.0
Contact Person: Charles Blair
Email address: chas@uchicago.edu
Additional contact information:
Gateway to Contemporary Music Resources in France Institution: IRCAM - Centre Pompidou and CDMC
Description: The project harvests metadata in MODS from a variety of sources which are partners to the project and which hold pertinent resources, provides searching facilities into the harvested metadata and access to online contents if attached to the original metadata. Contents are accessible in up to three different "resolutions" depending on their type, the associated rights and the place from which the Gateway is queried (typically for sound recordings: if queried from within the network of a partner, access to full audio, high sampling rate; if queried from outside, access to an excerpt in MP3). This has been implemented through a specific semantics we attached to . A couple of extensions were added to in order to allow for the inclusion of events and people in the metadata, in addition to regular "documents".
Web site: http://www.musiquecontemporaine.fr External Link
Web site notes: IRCAM - Centre Pompidou (www.ircam.fr) for project design and implementation, CDMC (www.cdmc.asso.fr) for project administration. Content is accessible in up to three different "resolutions" depending on their type, the associated rights and the place from which the Gateway is queried (typically for sound recordings: if queried from within the network of a partner, access to full audio, high sampling rate; if queried from outside, access to an excerpt in MP3). This has been implemented through a specific semantics we attached to . A couple of extensions were added to in order to allow for the inclusion of events and people in the metadata, in addition to regular "documents".
Dates: Dates of development of first public version: 2/2007-12/2007 (further developments have occurred since).
Online documentation: http://www.musiquecontemporaine.fr/doc External Link
Documentation notes: Documentation in French
Tools: It is based on (a locally doctored version of) PKP (and thus on PHP, MySQL, Apache).
Version:  
Contact Person: Michael Fingerhut
Email address: mf@ircam.fr
Additional contact information:
Harry A. Blackmun Papers Institution: Library of Congress
Description: Uses a single MODS record (as extension to a METS document) to describe selected items from archival papers.
Web site: http://www.loc.gov/rr/mss/blackmun/
Web site notes:  
Dates: 2004
Online documentation:  
Documentation notes:  
Tools: Emacs text editor with nxml-mode plug-in used to create MODS
Version: MODS 3.0
Contact Person: Morgan Cundiff
Email address: mcundiff@loc.gov
Additional contact information:
IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana Institution: Indiana University Digital Library Program
Description: The Indiana University Digital Library Program, in collaboration with the Indiana University Lilly Library, the Indiana State Library, the Indiana State Museum, and the Indiana Historical Society, has received a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to create a single Web site to provide access to approximately 10,000 pieces of digitized sheet music from our respective collections. The Web site, IN Harmony: Sheet Music from Indiana, will feature Indiana-related sheet music, that is, sheet music by Indiana composers, arrangers, lyricists or publishers as well as sheet music about the state. Project staff have developed MODS usage guidelines for describing these materials.
Web site: http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/projects/inharmony/ External Link
Web site notes:  
Dates: MODS guidelines developed in late 2005 and finalized in early 2006. Final project Web site with metadata and digitized items will be available in 2007.
Online documentation: http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/projects/inharmony/projectDoc/index.shtml External Link
Documentation notes:  
Tools: The cataloging client is written in Java Swing. The client writes records to an Oracle 9i database, which can then export MODS XML records meeting project guidelines.
Version: MODS 3.1
Contact Person: Jenn Riley
Email address: jenlrile@indiana.edu
Additional contact information:
Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive (IVRLA) Institution: University College Dublin (UCD)
Description: The primary objective of the Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive (IVRLA) Project is to realise the latent potential of archival collections within UCD through their digitisation, and the creation of an on-line repository prototype utilising an infrastructure which supports and maintains archival authenticity and collaborative research.
Web site: http://www.ucd.ie/ivrla/ External Link
Web site notes:  
Dates: 2005 - present
Online documentation: http://www.ucd.ie/ivrla/resources/IVRLA_MODS_implementation_final2.pdf External Link
Documentation notes: Documentation is ongoing.
Tools: A FileMaker Pro Ver. 8 Database is used to catalogue digital objects. XML data from FileMaker Pro is converted to MODS using XSLT. Records will be stored and displayed using Fedora Digital Repository System.
Version: MODS 3.2
Contact Person: John McDonough
Email address: ivrla@ucd.ie
Additional contact information:
Library of Congress Web Archives (LCWA) Institution: Library of Congress
Description: The Library of Congress Web Archives (LCWA) is composed of collections of archived web sites that have been cataloged using MODS. It is part of a continuing effort by the Library to evaluate, select, collect, catalog, provide access to, and preserve digital materials for future generations of researchers. The early development project for web archives was called MINERVA.
Web site: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/lcwa/html/lcwa-home.html
Web site notes:  
Dates: MODS descriptions completed 2004-present; Lucene search system provides access to records.
Online documentation: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/lcwa/html/lcwa-techinfo.html
Documentation notes:  
Tools: XML Spy & Authentic, Oxygen, Lucene
Version: MODS 3.2
Contact Person: Tracy Meehleib
Email address: tmee@loc.gov
Additional contact information:
MEditor Institution: Moravian Library, Bbno, Czech Republic
Description: Metadata editor is a web application capable of editing digital objects stored in Fedora Commons repository and of creating new digital objects from scanned pictures. It can create complex digital objects using the RDF and our domain model (DomainModel). Once, the editing/creation is finished a re-index process on some other system (Kramerius 4 digital library, for instance) can be invoked. Medit is capable of editing the following metadata standards: MODS, Dublin Core, structural metadata in Fedora's native format (FOXML) or METS in the RELS-EXT stream.
Web site: http://code.google.com/p/meta-editor/ External Link
Web site notes: Description, wiki and issues are placed on code.google.com/p/meta-editor/ but source code is hosted on https://github.com/moravianlibrary/MEditor.
Dates: 2010 - present
Online documentation: http://code.google.com/p/meta-editor/wiki/ External Link
Documentation notes: Developer information is in English. User guide is currently only in Czech h and can be translated by Google Translate.
Tools: The main used technologies are Java, GWT, gwt-platform, SmartGWT, Google Guice, Gin, MVP, REST, Z39.50, Scala&Akka, ImageMagick, Djatoka, Kakadu (JPEG2000)
Version: MODS 3.3
Contact Person: Jiří Kremser, Pavla Švástová
Email address: meditor@mzk.cz
Additional contact information:
MusicAustralia Institution: National Library of Australia
Description: Used for the contribution of metadata records to the Australian National Bibliographic Database (ANDB), the source database for MusicAustralia resource records. The project is based on the collection of metadata records through the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) and other means (primarily Batch*Link). MODS is used to transform records in a range of local formats, enabling more effective contribution of records from non-Library participants. Records are converted to MARC via MODS.
Web site: http://www.musicaustralia.org/ External Link
Web site notes:  
Dates: 2003-2004, project is in production. The destination service is due for release by the end of 2004.
Online documentation: http://www.nla.gov.au/nla/staffpaper/2004/ayres1.html External Link
Documentation notes:  
Tools: An enhanced version of the LC-provided MODS to MARCXML conversion stylesheet, producing higher quality MARC records and meeting the local needs of the National Bibliographic Database. The stylesheet is still being enhanced.
Version: MODS 3.0
Contact Person: Marie-Louise Ayres
Email address: mayres@nla.gov.au
Additional contact information:
National Library of Wales Institution: National Library of Wales
Description: The National Library of Wales Digital Repository holds thousands of digitised photographs, manuscripts, off-air recordings, archives, journals, newspapers, wills etc. All of these use MODS in order to encode the descriptive metadata for the digital object.
Web site: http://www.llgc.org.uk External Link
Web site notes: Digital content is visible through either Library catalogue or dedicated web sites cymru1914.org, welshjournals.llgc.org.uk, welshnewspapers.llgc.org.uk The dedicated websites use the MODS data for displaying descriptive information about the digital objects.
Dates: 2004 - present
Online documentation:  
Documentation notes:  
Tools: We use MARCXML to MODS conversion stylesheets provided by the Library of Congress for generating MODS from our bibliographic records within our catalogue.
Version: MODS 3.1 - MODS 3.4
Contact Person: Vicky Phillips
Email address: vicky.phillips@llgc.org.uk
Additional contact information:
Oxford Digital Library (ODL) Institution: Oxford University, UK
Description: The ODL integrates a number of digitization projects created at Oxford University Libraries within a single metadata environment. MODS is used to encode descriptive metadata for digital objects within a METS framework.
Web site: http://www.odl.ox.ac.uk/ External Link
Web site notes: Metadata environment in place. Public access to the collection is planned for 2005.
Dates:  
Online documentation: http://www.odl.ox.ac.uk/metadatausage.pdf External Link
Documentation notes:  
Tools: A PHP/MySql webform interface has been developed to allow for the input of descriptive metadata. It is not publicly available at present.
Version: MODS 3.0
Contact Person: Richard Gartner
Email address: richard.gartner@sers.ox.ac.uk
Additional contact information:
Peel's Prairie Provinces Institution: University of Alberta
Description: The Peel's Prairie Provinces website includes MODS records for a variety of digitized materials reflecting western Canadian history and the culture of the Canadian prairies. Distinct collections include textual materials, such as books, pamphlets, etc. (more than 660,000 pages), newspapers (close to 1,000,000 articles), and postcards (over 15,000).
Web site: http://peel.library.ualberta.ca External Link
Web site notes:  
Dates:  
Online documentation: http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/postcards.html External Link
Documentation notes: Existing documentation covers the postcard collection; documentation on textual materials is coming soon
Tools: Web-based MODS editor (which uses the Apache Cocoon framework) built in-house; see http://chelsea.library.ualberta.ca/cocoon210/modseditor/index.html
Version: MODS 3.2
Contact Person: Sharon Farnel; Peter Binkley
Email address: sharon.farnel@ualberta.ca
Additional contact information: peter.binkley@ualberta.ca
Performing Arts Encyclopedia Institution: Library of Congress
Description: MODS is used as a METS extension schema to provide bibliographic description for a variety of digital object types including musical scores and parts, audio and video recordings, and photographs.
Web site: http://www.loc.gov/performingarts/
Web site notes:  
Dates: 2004 - present
Online documentation:  
Documentation notes:  
Tools: Relational database for descriptive metadata gathering with MODS output; XML text editors (XMLSpy, Emacs with nxml-mode plug-in); MARCXML Toolkit for MARC to MODS conversion; YAZ Z39.50 client for MARC to MODS conversion
Version: MODS 3.0
Contact Person: Morgan Cundiff
Email address: mcundiff@loc.gov
Additional contact information:
Perseus Catalog, Perseus Digital Library, Tufts University Classics Department Institution: Tufts University Classics Department
Description: The Perseus Catalog provides page level access to online editions of classical Greek and Latin authors from antiquity to 600 CE. Still a work in progress, the catalog currently includes 3,679 individual works with over 11,000 links to online versions of these works. The MODS standard has been used for the descriptive metadata that represents the online works and editions.
Web site: http://catalog.perseus.org External Link
Web site notes: The Perseus catalog interface uses the open source Blacklight Project interface and Apache Solr.
Dates: 2013 - (ongoing)
Online documentation: http://sites.tufts.edu/perseuscatalog/documentation/ External Link
Documentation notes: The current documentation for the Perseus Catalog includes a history of the project, a list of features and limitations for the current release, and a user guide.
Tools:  
Version: MODS 3.2-MODS 3.4
Contact Person: Alison Babeu, Anna Krohn
Email address: ajones06@tufts.edu
Additional contact information: annakrohn@tufts.edu
refbase (Web Reference Database) Institution: Institute for Polar Ecology, University of Kiel (Germany) and Northwestern University Center for Atom-Probe Tomography (Evanston, IL)
Description: refbase is a web-based bibliographic manager for scientific literature, references and citations. The current version can import and export references in various formats (including MODS XML, EndNote, BibTeX, ISI, PubMed, and OpenOffice). It can make formatted lists of citations in HTML, RTF, PDF, or LaTeX, and offers powerful searching and RSS support. An SRU/W service and support for unAPI, and COinS metadata allow for easy access by clients and search engines. Source code is currently available.
Web site: http://refbase.sourceforge.net/ External Link
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Dates:  
Online documentation: http://wiki.refbase.net/ External Link
Documentation notes:  
Tools: Bibutils
Version: MODS 3.0
Contact Person: Matthias Steffens & Richard Karnesky
Email address: info@refbase.net
Additional contact information:
RefDB Institution: University Hospital of Regensburg, Germany
Description: RefDB is a client/server reference manager and bibliography tool for markup languages (XML, SGML, LaTeX, Muse). RefDB provides access through command-line clients, through a web interface, through an SRU server, and through language bindings (Perl, PHP). It also provides text editor integration (Emacs, Vim) for searching and modifying bibliographic data as well as for inserting citations into your markup documents. A Makefile-based document management layer allows simple transformation of your markup documents to printable or web output with formatted bibliographies.
Web site: http://refdb.sourceforge.net/ External Link
Web site notes:  
Dates:  
Online documentation: http://refdb.sourceforge.net/doc.html External Link
Documentation notes: Extensive handbook for administration and usage including reference sections for all provided tools an introductory user tutorial, as well as additional documentation for various add-ons.
Tools: Bibutils
Version: MODS 3.2
Contact Person: Markus Hoenicka
Email address: markus.hoenicka@mhoenicka.de
Additional contact information: https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/refdb-users
SobekCM powered repositories: Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), Florida Digital; Newspaper Library, University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC), and many others Institution: SobekCM powered repositories: Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), Florida Digital; Newspaper Library, University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC), and many others (see: http://sobekrepository.org/)
Description: All items in SobekCM powered repositories (see http://sobekrepository.org/ for a list of repositories; includes over 85,000 in the Digital Library of the Caribbean; over 379,000 in the UF Digital Collections, and many more) are in MODS format, embedded in METS files. In addition, a service METS/MODS file is used during digital resource display. Access is provided to the metadata for each item under Description.
Web site: http://sobekrepository.org/ External Link
Web site notes: http://dloc.com http://ufdc.ufl.edu http://digital.wolfsonian.org/ http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/ http://gulfcoast.sobek.ufl.edu/ http://sobekrepository.org/
Dates: 2006-(ongoing)
Online documentation: http://sobekrepository.org/ External Link
Documentation notes: Complete documentation for this library (including metadata encoding) is available
Tools: A .NET Windows application has been created to allow for distributed metadata editing, and we are working on providing a web ASP.net version.
Version: MODS 3.2
Contact Person: Mark Sullivan
Email address: marsull@uflib.ufl.edu
Additional contact information: sobekcm-discuss@googlegroups.com
TDL Repository Institution: Texas Digital Library
Description: The TDL Repository is composed of collections digitally archived by the five Association of Research Libraries (ARL) universities in the state of Texas. The TDL Repository serves to preserve and promote the research output of Texas, including electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). TDL is using MODS as the common descriptive metadata syntax for ETDs.
Web site: http://repositories.tdl.org/ External Link
Web site notes:  
Dates: MODS application profile completed Dec. 2005. Records converted from DSpace Dublin Core to MODS in January 2006. The joint repository, consisting of ETDs from Texas A&M and the University of Texas, went online on February 1, 2006.
Online documentation: http://www.tdl.org/projects/metadata/tdlappprofile.pdf External Link
Documentation notes:  
Tools: Records converted from DSpace Dublin Core to MODS--using an automated process.
Version: MODS 3.1
Contact Person: Brian E. Surratt
Email address: besurrat@rice.edu
Additional contact information:
Tibet Oral History Archive Institution: The Center for Research on Tibet, Department of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University
Description: The Tibet Oral History Archive documents in sound (primarily Tibetan) and text (English transcriptions) a large and diverse corpus of oral history interviews with common citizens, former government officials, and monks, both in Tibet and in exile in India. The Tibet Oral History Archive is being prepared for deposit with the Asian Division at the Library of Congress. Files include three digital audio files per interview (*.wav, *.mov, and *.mp3) and one XML file per transcript, encoded in compliance with the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines. MODS is used as the Extension Schema for the Descriptive Metadata (dmdSec) section of the METS file which documents the entire Archive. A single MODS record describes the Archive, three separate MODS records document each of the three discrete Collections of the Archive, and a minimal MODS record documents each series of interviews with a single interviewee. Detailed information about each interview is included in the TEI Header of each transcript.
Web site: http://www.case.edu/affil/tibet/moreTibetInfo/oral_history.htm External Link
Web site notes: In development
Dates:  
Online documentation: http://www.case.edu/affil/tibet/moreTibetInfo/oral_history.htm External Link
Documentation notes:  
Tools: XML text editors (NoteTab Pro, XML Spy, and Oxygen); JavaServer Pages (JSP) technology is currently used to store, search (via a Lucene search engine), and access the transcripts, facilitating ongoing editing.
Version: MODS 3.0
Contact Person: Linda Cantara
Email address: linda.cantara@case.edu
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U.C. Berkeley Computer Science Technical Reports Institution: University of California Berkeley Library
Description: To replace its Dienst infrastructure, the U.C. Berkeley Library is archiving existing and new CS technical reports as METS objects with MODS descriptive metadata. For OAI purposes, descriptive metadata is made available in Simple DC format derived from the native MODS encodings.
Web site: http://techreports.lib.berkeley.edu External Link
Web site notes: In addition to the local technical reports website, the technical reports are available through OAI service providers such as OAIster http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/b/bib/bib-idx?c=oaister;page=simple. The OAI repository interface is registered as "UCB Technical Reports Repository" at http://www.openarchives.org
Dates: In production and ongoing
Online documentation:  
Documentation notes:  
Tools: Locally developed metadata gathering and export tools: GenDB, GenX
Version: 3.2
Contact Person: Garey Mills
Email address: gmills@library.berkeley.edu
Additional contact information:
U.C. Berkeley Library Archival, Rare and Fragile Collections Institution: University of California Berkeley Library
Description: Largely on a grant-supported project basis, the UC Berkeley Library has digitized and continues to digitize portions of its archival collections and selected rare and fragile materials. The digitized materials are exported as METS objects with MODS encoded descriptive metadata. Most of these METS objects are then ingested into the California Digital Library\'s Online Archive of California and Calisphere.
Web site: http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/ External Link
Web site notes: Calisphere and OAC (http://www.oac.cdlib.org/) are all-UC sites maintained by California Digital Library
Dates: In production and ongoing
Online documentation: http://sunsite3.berkeley.edu/mets/presentations/UCBCaseStudy_files/frame.htm External Link
Documentation notes: Documentation is a general presentation on UCB's METS creation procedures, and not specific to it's use of MODS
Tools: Locally developed metadata gathering and export tools: GenDB, GenX
Version: 3.2
Contact Person: Rick Beaubien
Email address: rbeaubie@library.berkeley.edu
Additional contact information:
U.C. Berkeley Library Digitized Tables of Content Institution: University of California. Berkeley Library
Description: To improve researchers' ability efficiently to review and select relevant materials from stored and obscure collections, the U.C. Berkeley Library is digitizing the tables of content for these materials, and packaging these as METS objects. These METS objects includes MODS descriptive metadata derived from MARC metadata in the online catalog.
Web site:  
Web site notes: While currently there is no dedicated, public website, records in the library's online catalog link to the digitized Tables of Contents and Indexes in METS format where these are available.
Dates: In production and ongoing
Online documentation:  
Documentation notes:  
Tools: The MARCXML toolkit is used to produce MODS for incorporation
Version: 3.2
Contact Person: Michael Conkin
Email address: mconkin@library.berkeley.edu
Additional contact information:
University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections Institution: University of Alabama Libraries
Description: Acumen is a tool that was developed locally for use as a digital library system to house special collection material and research, including Electronic Theses and Dissertations and undergraduate research projects. The metadata records for the digital collection are in the MODS format. A local data dictionary was developed based on the Digital Library Federation/Aquifer Implementation Guidelines for Shareable MODS Records. Archivist Utility, also developed in-house, is used to transform the tab-delimited metadata to MODS XML files. The XML files are then enhanced using XSLT and validated using Schematron.
Web site: http://acumen.lib.ua.edu External Link
Web site notes:  
Dates: Implemented 2009
Online documentation:  
Documentation notes:  
Tools: XMLSpy (XML, XSLT) Excel, Python scripts, Powershell scripts, Archivist Utility
Version: 3.4
Contact Person: Janet Lee-Smeltzer, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services
Email address: jleesmeltzer@ua.edu
Additional contact information: Mary Alexander, Metadata Librarian, malexand@ua.edu

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