Making MODS

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** We have found that we generally get better results in creating tab delimited text files (necessary for Archivist Utility) from OpenOffice, given the greater number of export options.
 
** We have found that we generally get better results in creating tab delimited text files (necessary for Archivist Utility) from OpenOffice, given the greater number of export options.
  
*Notepad++ Portable, a very good text editor, is freely available [http://portableapps.com/apps/development/notepadpp_portable here.]
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*Notepad++ Portable (a great text editor) is freely available [http://portableapps.com/apps/development/notepadpp_portable here.]
  
 
The portable versions can easily be installed, likely without the need for assistance from IT staff.
 
The portable versions can easily be installed, likely without the need for assistance from IT staff.

Revision as of 14:22, 22 October 2009

To generate MODS from Excel spreadsheets one will need Microsoft Excel, OpenOffice Calc, a solid text editor and Archivist Utility.

  • OpenOffice Portable is freely available here.
    • We have found that we generally get better results in creating tab delimited text files (necessary for Archivist Utility) from OpenOffice, given the greater number of export options.
  • Notepad++ Portable (a great text editor) is freely available here.

The portable versions can easily be installed, likely without the need for assistance from IT staff.


  A brief, Microsoft Word tutorial describing the step to generate MODS is available here.
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