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Press Release: University of Tennessee [November 6, 2007]

Copyright (c) 2007 University of Tennessee

Abstract: The University of Tennessee Digital Library Center announced the release of the DLC-MODS Workbook, version 1.2 under the GNU General Public License version 3.


The University of Tennessee Digital Library Center is proud to announce the release of the DLC-MODS Workbook, version 1.2 under the GNU General Public License version 3.

The DLC-MODS Workbook provides a series of web pages that enable users to easily generate complex, valid MODS metadata records that meet the 1-4 levels of specification outlined in the Digital Library Federation Implementation Guidelines for Shareable MODS Records, (DLF Aquifer Guidelines November 2006).

Developed by programmer Christine Haygood Deane under the direction of metadata librarian Melanie Feltner-Reichert, this open source client-side software provides control of date formats and other problematic fields at the point of creation, while shielding creators from the need to work in XML. Metadata records created can be partially created, saved to the desktop, reloaded and completed at a later date. Final versions can be downloaded or cut-and-pasted into text editors for use elsewhere.

Developed in support for our state-wide digitization project, Volunteer Voices, we hope this system will assist others in their efforts to create valuable digital libraries also. The software can be viewed here: http://dlc.lib.utk.edu/~cdeane/UTK_LIB_DLC/WB5/workbook.htm

and downloaded here: http://dlc.lib.utk.edu/~cdeane/UTK_LIB_DLC/beta_download.htm

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Publication Year:2007
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:November 6, 2007
Publisher:University of Tennessee
Place of Publication:Knoxville, TN
Products: DLC-MODS Workbook
Record Number:12847
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2007-11-11 11:10:56