How should MODS records be formatted?

The following elements are required on all MODS records:

See links to sample records and template below.


An XML schema describes the structure of an XML record.  XML schemas support data types, which allow for ease of defining, converting and validating data.  A reference to an XML schema must appear at the beginning of a set of records, or on each record if a file contains only one record. Records without a schema declaration will be rejected.

MODS schema:

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