OpenWMS Metadata Guide

Descriptive Metadata


Section: Related Item

Last updated: May 11th, 2009
Name
relatedItem
Schema
MODS
Definition
This section identifies other resources related to the one being described.

relatedItem can have multiple subelements -- any element/subelement in the Descriptive metadata (e.g., typeOfResource, titleInfo, etc.) may be used as a sub-element of relatedItem.

relatedItem has the following components:
  • Attributes:
    • type
    • xlink:href
    • ID
  • Subelements:
    • titleInfo
    • name
    • typeOfResource
    • genre
    • originInfo
    • language
    • physicalDescription
    • abstract
    • tableOfContents
    • targetAudience
    • note
    • subject
    • classification
    • relatedItem
    • identifier
    • location
    • part
    • extension
    • recordInfo
Usage Note
See the descriptions of the other elements/subelements for information about content of the relatedItem subelements. relatedItem should be used only for resources with separate descriptive cataloging or when the format differs substantially from the source object (e.g., transcript as a version of an oral history). Do not enter host collection as related item here. Information about host collection is automatically added as relatedItem to the generated xml by the system (with type = "host", identifierType = "local").
Name
relatedItemType
Label
Related Item - Type
Definition
Describes the relationship between relatedItem and the resource being described in the MODS record.
Controlled Vocabulary
host; constituent; series; otherVersion; otherFormat; isReferencedBy
Name
relatedItemXlink:href
Label
n/a; does not appear on form
Definition
Used for an external link, including a link to a related record, if applicable.
Name
relatedItemID
Label
n/a; does not appear on form
Definition
Used to link internally and to reference an element from outside the instance.
Name
relatedItemTitleInfo
Label
n/a; does not appear on form
Definition
titleInfo is a wrapper element that contains all subelements related to title information. one of those subelements is "title", which is displayed on the form.
Name
relatedItemTitleInfoTitle
Label
Related Item - Title
Defintion
As a subelement of relatedItem, it is used to further describe related items and may be taken from the resource as provided or supplied as needed.
Example(s)
Other format [type];(OCoLC)198765401 [identifier; OCLC number]
Repeatable
Y
Name
relatedItemIdentifier
Label
Related Item - Identifier
Definition
As a subelement of relatedItem, it is generally used for the identifier of a constituent or host record.
Name
relatedItemIdentifierType
Label
Related Item - Identifier Type
Definition
As an attribute of relatedItemIdentifier, it is used to specify the type of identifier of a constituent or host record.




 
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