Mods

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A Gem to parse MODS (Metadata Object Description Schema) records. More information about MODS can be found at www.loc.gov/standards/mods/registry.php.

Source code at github.com/sul-dlss/mods/

Generated API docs at rubydoc.info/github/sul-dlss/mods/

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'mods'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install mods

Usage

Create a new Mods::Record from a url:

foo = Mods::Record.new.from_url('http://purl.stanford.edu/bb340tm8592.mods')

Create a new Mods::Record from a file:

foo = Mods::Record.new.from_file('/path/to/mods/file.xml')

Contributing

  1. Fork it

  2. Create your feature branch (`git checkout -b my-new-feature`)

  3. Write code and tests.

  4. Commit your changes (`git commit -am 'Added some feature'`)

  5. Push to the branch (`git push origin my-new-feature`)

  6. Create new Pull Request

Releases

  • 0.0.23 minor bug and typo fixes

  • 0.0.22 add displayLabel and lang attributes to every element

  • 0.0.21 bug fix to check for nil values in name nodes

  • 0.0.21 Check for the possibility that name_node.display_value is nil

  • 0.0.20 added translated_value convenience method to geographicCode (mods.subject.geographicCode.translated_value)

  • 0.0.19 term_values and term_value method added to Record object

  • 0.0.18 <subject><temporal> cannot have subelements

  • 0.0.17 add display_value and display_value_w_date to name node; add personal_names_w_dates to record

  • 0.0.16 add role convenience methods (within name node)

  • 0.0.15 make namespace aware processing the default

  • 0.0.14 don't lose xml encoding in reader.normalize_mods under jruby

  • 0.0.13 really really fix removal of xsi:schemaLocation in jruby

  • 0.0.12 fix failing jruby test

  • 0.0.11 fix remove xsi:schemaLocation attribute from mods element when not using namespaces

  • 0.0.10 remove xsi:schemaLocation attribute from mods element when not using namespaces

  • 0.0.9 implement from_nk_node as way to load record object

  • 0.0.8 implement relatedItem and attributes on all simple top level elements

  • 0.0.7 implement part

  • 0.0.6 implement recordInfo, fix to work under jruby

  • 0.0.5 implement subject, change a few constants

  • 0.0.4 implement language, location, origin_info, physical_description

  • 0.0.3 use nom-xml gem and make this more nokogiri-ish; implement name, title, and simple top level elements with no subelements

  • 0.0.2 Set up rake tasks, publishing rdoc, and continuous integration.

  • 0.0.1 Grab the name