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Top-level Element: <part>

Element <part>
Definition A part of a resouce.
Attributes

Common:

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

Internal Linking: altRepGroup

External Linking: ID

Miscellaneous: displayLabel

Specific: type; order

Subelements <detail> <extent> <date> <text>
Examples EXAMPLES
Mappings MAPPINGS

Guidelines for Use

<part> is a container element used when the purpose of the MODS record is to describe a particular part of a larger resource. Typically, the MODS record provides sufficient information to identify the larger resource, but the specific part is the focus of the MODS record. Examples include an issue of a journal, a single story from a collection, or  one reel of microfilm in a set. The content standard you are using will determine whether  to use <part> or not. If not, use <partName> and/or <partNumber> under the top level element <titleInfo> instead.


Specific Attribute Information

type

Definition
The type of part.
Application
Suggested values include volume, issue, chapter, section, paragraph, and track. Other values may be used as needed.

order

Definition
An integer used to express  the sequence of parts.
Application
For example the following indicates the order of the paragraphs within the resource:
<part type="paragraph" order="1">
.....
<part type="paragraph" order="2">
.....

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Subelement: <detail>

Definition Numbering and type of designation of the part in relation to the host/parent.
Attributes

Common: None

Specific: type; level

Subelements

<number> <caption> <title>

Guidelines for Use

Use this subelement to indicate the numbering and type of designation of the part in relation to the parent item.

Specific Attribute Information

type

Definition
The type of detail described.
Application
Suggested values include part, volume, issue, chapter, section, paragraph, and track. Other values may be used as needed.

level

Definition
An integer that designates the hierarchical level within the parent item when multiple <detail> elements are supplied.
Application
Use to ensure that the proper order of details is retained.

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Subelement of <detail>: <number>

Definition The actual number within the part.
Attributes

Common:

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

Specific: None

Subelements None

Guidelines for Use

Numbering can be expressed in plain text, for example, Part 1, Supplement A, Book two.

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Subelement of <detail>: <caption>

Definition Contains the caption describing the enumeration within a part.
Attributes

Common:

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

Specific: None

Subelements None

Guidelines for Use

This may be the same as the type attribute for <detail>, but it conveys what is on the item being described.

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Subelement of <detail>: <title>

Definition Title of the part.
Attributes

Common:

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

Specific: None

Subelements None

Guidelines for Use

Only include if this is different than the title in <titleInfo><title>.

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Subelement: <extent>

Definition Contains the measured units making up the part.
Attributes

Common: None

Specific: unit

Subelements <start> <end> <total> <list>

Guidelines for Use

Examples include pages, minutes, etc.

Specific Attribute Information

unit

Definition
The unit associated with the value.
Application
There is no controlled set of values for unit.

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Subelement of <extent>: <start>

Definition The beginning value, in terms of the unit specified, of the extent.
Attributes

Common:

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

Specific: None

Subelements None

Guide lines for Use

For example, the first page number in the range.

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Subelement of <extent>: <end>

Definition The ending value, in terms of the unit specified, of the extent.
Attributes

Common:

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

Specific: None

Subelements None

Guidelines for Use

For example, the last page number in the range.

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Subelement of <extent>: <total>

Definition The  total number of units within a part,  in lieu of supplying  start and end units, expressed as a positive integer.
Attributes None
Subelements None

Guidelines for Use

For example, use "5" to indicate a total of five pages.

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Subelement of <extent>: <list>

Definition A textual listing of the units within a part.
Attributes

Common:

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

Specific: None

Subelements None

Guidelines for Use

For example: "pages 5 through 9".

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Subelement: <date>

Definition Date information relevant to the part described.
Attributes

Common:

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

Date: encoding; point; keyDate; qualifier; calendar

Specific: None

Subelements None

Guidelines for Use

If a structured date is used, indicate the formatting source using the encoding attribute.

If no point attribute is specified, date is assumed to be a single date.

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Subelement: <text>

Definition Unparsed information in textual form about the part.
Attributes

Common:

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

Miscellaneous: displayLabel

Specific: type

Subelements None

Guidelines for Use

Use this subelement to record information in textual form when other subelements will not capture the appropriate information.

Specific Attribute Information

type

Definition
Identifies the type of part.
Application
There is no controlled list of part types.

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EXAMPLES

<mods>
<titleInfo>
<title>Dana</title>
<subTitle>an Irish magazine of independent thought</subTitle>
<partNumber>Vol. 1, no. 4</partNumber>
</titleInfo>
<part>
<detail>
<title>Wayfarers (Poem)</title>
</detail>
<extent unit="pages">
<start>97</start>
<end>98</end>
</extent>
</part>
<mods>
<mods>
<titleInfo>
<title>Puzzling Out the Post-Fordist Debate</title>
<subTitle>Technology, Markets and Institutions</subTitle>
</titleInfo>
<name type="personal">
<namePart type="given">Mark</namePart>
<namePart type="family">Elam</namePart>
<role>
<roleTerm type="text">editor</namePart>
</role>
</name>
<originInfo>
<dateIssued>1994</dateIssued>
<publisher>Blackwell Publishers</publisher>
<place>
<placeTerm type='text">Oxford</placeTerm>
</place>
</originInfo>
<relatedItem type="host">
<titleInfo>
<title>Post-Fordism</title>
<subTitle>A Reader</subTitle>
</titleInfo>
<name type="personal">
<namePart type="given">Ash</namePart>
<namePart type="family">Amin</namePart>
<role>
<roleTerm type="text">editor</roleTerm>
</role>
</name>
<originInfo>
<dateIssued>1994</dateIssued>
<publisher>Blackwell Publishers</publisher>
<place>
<placeTerm type="text">Oxford</placeTerm>
</place>
</originInfo>
<part>
<extent unit="page">
<start>43</start>
<end>70</end>
</extent>
</part>
</relatedItem>
</mods>

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MAPPINGS

MARC Mapping (Bibliographic)

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

Dublin Core Mapping

See MODS to Dublin Core Metadata Element Set Mapping.

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Last Updated: August 10, 2020