Appendix 2C – metadata per page MODS

For each newspaper page there must be a file with descriptive metadata, where the MODS 3.1 schema must be used. It can be found here: http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/

  1. The full schema consists of both options and requirements. Any comments must appear in Appendix 2 Specification of Requirements under the referring option or requirement. An option is only mandatory if the State and University Library chooses it.
  2. If options (marked OptionA or OptionB) are not part of the agreement, the field must be left empty since the metadata schema is maintained at an external organisation and is therefore not under our own control.

Descriptive metadata for newspaper digitisation - MODS version 3

Row number

Referred to from

Data Description

Data type

Example

Notes

Repeatable
R=yes NR=non-repeatable

Mandatory
M=yes MA=yes, if available O=optional

Xpath (see XML templates)

2C-1

OptionB7

Section Label

string

Section 2

Written as printed in newspaper section, e.g. "Section 2", "Books", etc.
Must be noted on all pages in the section.

NR

MA

mods:mods/mods:part/mods:detail[@type="sectionLabel"]/mods:number

2C-2

OptionA3

Page Sequence Number

Positive integer

13

Sequences page registration in a single newspaper irrespective of the printed number. Particularly useful in the case of titles with many sections.

NR

M

mods:mods/mods:part/mods:extent[@unit="pages"]/mods:start

2C-3

OptionA4

Page Number

string

B3

Written as printed in newspaper. If nothing is printed, omit field.

NR

MA

mods:mods/mods:part/mods:detail[@type="pageNumber"]/mods:number

2C-4

R32

filmID

Number

1234567890-12

Unique ID, cf. appendix 2f

NR

M

mods:mods/mods:relatedItem[@type="original"]/mods:identifier[@type="reel number"]

2C-5

R32

Reel sequence number

string

10A

Location of the page on the original film. In the event of images that are divided into 2 parts, A/B are used after the number such that image number 10 on the film becomes 2 digital images, 10A and 10B

NR

M

mods:mods/mods:relatedItem[@type="original"]/mods:identifier[@type="reel sequence number"]

2C-6

R32

Page Physical
Description

string

microfilm

Must contain the value: microfilm

NR

M

mods:mods/mods:relatedItem[@type="original"]/mods:physicalDescription/mods:form

2C-7

OptionB8

Page physical condition

String

Not Tested

Used in connection with scheme 2I – quality concerning the original newspaper.
Even if only a single value is found to be 'not acceptable' or 'poor quality', the field should be completed with 'not acceptable'. If all quality parameters are acceptable, the field should be completed with 'acceptable'.
If an image is not checked, the value 'not tested' is used.
Default: not tested
Other values:
Not acceptable
Acceptable

NR

M

mods:mods/mods:relatedItem[@type="original"]/mods:physicalDescription/mods:note[@type="condition"]

2C-8

OptionB8

Page photographic quality

String

Not tested

Used in connection with scheme 2I – quality concerning photography.
Even if only a single value is found to be 'not acceptable' or 'poor quality', the field should be completed with 'not acceptable'. If all quality parameters are acceptable, the field should be completed with 'acceptable'.
If an image is not checked, the value 'not tested' is used.
Default: not tested
Other values:
Not acceptable
Acceptable

NR

M

mods:mods/mods:relatedItem[@type="original"]/mods:physicalDescription/mods:note[@type="condition"]

2C-9

R32

Page Present
Indicator

string

Present

Default: Present (i.e. published and digitised).
Other valid values:
Not digitised, published;
Not digitised, not published;
Not digitised, publication unknown.

NR

M

mods:mods/mods:note[@type="noteAboutReproduction"]

2C-10

R33

Page Present
Comment

String

Symbols

For noting additional information concerning the page concerned. The supplier may only use this to note information if there are one or more "symbols". Symbols must be registered per image, i.e. in the event of a double-page spread, "symbols" must be in Page Present Comment on both pages regardless of the fact that the symbol only applies to one page.

NR

O

mods:mods/mods:note[@type="noteAboutReproduction"]/@displayLabel

2C-11

R32

avisID

String

Politiken

The unique ID for the newspaper concerned provided by the State and University Library.

NR

M

mods:mods/mods:titleInfo/mods:title [@type="uniform" authority="Statens Avissamling"]

MODS example

<mods:mods xmlns:mods="http://www.loc.gov/mods/v3">
    <mods:part>
        <mods:detail type="sectionLabel">
            <mods:number>Sektion 2</mods:number>
        </mods:detail>
        <mods:extent unit="pages">
            <mods:start>13</mods:start>
        </mods:extent>
        <mods:detail type="pageNumber">
            <mods:number>B3</mods:number>
        </mods:detail>
    </mods:part>
    <mods:relatedItem type="original">
        <mods:identifier type="reel number">00206531228-12</mods:identifier>
        <mods:identifier type="reel sequence number">6</mods:identifier>
        <mods:physicalDescription>
            <mods:form type="microfilm"/>
            <mods:note type="pagecondition">Not tested
            </mods:note>
            <mods:note type="photocondition">Not tested
            </mods:note>
        </mods:physicalDescription>
        <mods:note type="noteAboutReproduction">present</mods:note>
        <mods:note type="noteAboutReproduction" displayLabel="comment">present</mods:note>
    </mods:relatedItem>
    <mods:relatedItem type="host">
        <mods:titleInfo type="uniform" authority="Statens Avissamling" >
            <mods:title>Politiken</mods:title>
        </mods:titleInfo>
    </mods:relatedItem>
</mods:mods>