MODS (Metadata Object Description Schema)

The Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS) is a bibliographic metadata standard implemented in XML. It reimplements a subset of the elements of MARC (Machine Readable Cataloging) using language-based tags instead of numeric ones, and groups them somewhat differently. It is intended both as a simplified version of MARC 21 and as a richer alternative to Dublin Core for applications such as metadata syndication/harvesting and the documentation of digital information packages. It was developed in 2002 by the Library of Congress Network Development and MARC Standards Office along with a group of interested experts.

Used in

Documentation

Responsible organizations

Identifiers

Internal MSC ID
msc:m97

Version history

2018-01-04

version 3.7 (current)

2015-05-05

version 3.6

2013-07-09

version 3.5

2010-06-10

version 3.4

2007-08-22

version 3.3