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MODS User Guidelines (Version 3)

Currently under revision to reflect MODS 3.7 (Last updated Aug. 7, 2020)

The MODS User Guidelines are maintained by the Library of Congress and the MODS Editorial Committee. The most current version of the MODS Guidelines should be used in conjunction with the Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS) schema, mappings, conversions, and other supporting documentation found on the MODS Web site. The Guidelines are primarily intended to be used for assistance in creating original MODS records, although they may also be instructive in interpreting MODS records that have been converted from MARC 21 or for use in developing detailed conversion specifications.

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Last Updated: August 7, 2020