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Top-level Element: <note>

Element <note>
Definition General textual information relating to a resource.


Language-related: lang; xml:lang; script; transliteration

Linking: ID; IDREF; xlink:href; altRepGroup

Miscellaneous: displayLabel; typeURI

Specific: type

Subelements None

Guidelines for Use

<note> is used for information that is not encoded in another, more specific MODS element. In retrospective conversion of existing MARC 21 records, many 5XX note fields, while technically falling within the definition of the <note> element above, should be mapped to more specific MODS elements where possible; see <abstract>, <accessCondition>, <tableOfContents>, and <targetAudience>. Each note should be entered in a separate <note> element and the note given a type value if applicable. A link to external text may be supplied (via the xLink attribute; see last example below) in lieu of or in addition to all or part of the <note> content. Notes relating to physical description aspects of a resource should be recorded in the <note> subelement of <physicalDescription>.

Specific Attribute Information



Identifies what type of note is recorded.


This attribute is not controlled by a list and thus is open-ended. A list of note types used by MODS implementers has been compiled for interoperability.



<note>Thesis (M.A.)--Yale University, 1974.</note>

<note>Based on a play which originally appeared in France as "Un peu plus tard, un peu plus tôt".</note>

<note>170 of the 177 pages of the original have been digitized. Prefaces and appendices were excluded.</note>

<note>Perspective map not drawn to scale.</note>

<note type="performers">Anne Baxter (Louise), Maria Perschy (Angela), Gustavo Rojo (Bill), Reginald Gilliam (Mr. Johnson), [Catherine Elliot?] (Aunt Sallie), Ben Tatar (waiter)</note>

<note type="statement of responsibility">written by Burt Kimmelman</note>

<note type=“statement of responsibility” xlink:href=",exact,Albinson,%20A.%20Cassandra&sortby=rank&mode=simple”>Brian Fallon ; with a catalogue by Sally McGuire and poems and memoirs by Anthony Cronin ... [et al.] ; foreword by James White.>

<mods:note type="citation/reference" xlink:href="">Die Zeichnungen in der Universitätsbibliothek Erlangen. Band 1: Textband, bearbeitet von Elfried Bock. – Frankfurt am Main, 1929</mods:note>



MARC Mapping (Bibliographic)

See MARC Mapping to MODS for the <note> element.

Dublin Core Mapping

See MODS to Dublin Core Metadata Element Set Mapping.


Last Updated: November 7, 2022