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Top-level Element: <tableOfContents>

Element <tableOfContents>
Definition A table of contents for the resource.


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

Linking: ID; IDREF; xlink:href; altRepGroup

Miscellaneous: displayLabel; altFormat; contentType; shareable

Specific: type

Subelements None


Guidelines for Use

If more structured information is needed, consider using <relatedItem> with @type="constituent" instead. A link via @xlink:href to an external table of contents may be supplied in lieu of or in addition to this element's contents.

Repeating this element is not recommended.

Specific Attribute Information



Identifies what type of table of contents is recorded, such as incomplete or partial contents.


There is no controlled list of table of contents types.



Identifies data that cannot be shared outside the institution.


This attribute is used with shareable="no" for data that may be proprietary or is rights protected.



<tableOfContents>A suitable tone ; Left hand colouring ; Rhythm and accent ; Tempo ; Flexibility ; Ornaments -- Sonata in D major, op. V, no. 1 / Corelli -- Sonata in G minor / Purcell (with Robert Donington, gamba) -- Forlane from Concert royal no. 3 / Couperin</tableOfContents>

<tableOfContents xlink:href=""/>

<tableOfContents displayLabel="Chapters included in book">Bluegrass odyssey -- Hills of Tennessee -- Sassafrass -- Muddy river -- Take your shoes off Moses -- Don't let Smokey Mountain smoke get in your eyes -- Farewell party -- Faded love -- Super sonic bluegrass -- Old love letters -- Will the circle be unbroken</tableOfContents>

<tableOfContents type="partial contents" displayLabel="Partial Contents">Honey Boy - Hiawatha Song - Her Boy in Blue</tableOfContents>

<tableOfContents>Who made Web sites? - What could people do? - Search the archive - Visit this site - Analysis The September 11 Web Sphere </tableOfContents>

<tableOfContents shareable="no">Editorial board -- Update of autism: a review of 1300 reports published in 2008 / John R. Hughes -- Effect of repeated administration of Annona diversifolia Saff. (ilama) extracts and palmitone on rat amygdala kindling / Ma. Eva Gonzalez-trujana -- [contents shortened for example] </tableOfContents>



MARC Mapping (Bibliographic)

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

Dublin Core Mapping

See MODS to Dublin Core Metadata Element Set Mapping.



Last Updated: October 14, 2022