Making MODS

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To generate MODS from Excel spreadsheets one will need Microsoft Excel (or OpenOffice Calc), a solid text editor and [http://lb-416-003.lib.ua-net.ua.edu/notes/?f=Archivist%20Utility.txt Archivist Utility].
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To generate MODS from Excel spreadsheets one will need Microsoft Excel (or OpenOffice Calc), a solid text editor and Archivist Utility.
  
 
*OpenOffice Portable is freely available [http://portableapps.com/apps/office/openoffice_portable here.]
 
*OpenOffice Portable is freely available [http://portableapps.com/apps/office/openoffice_portable here.]

Revision as of 13:13, 29 October 2010

  for information on how to upload MODS, see Uploading MODS

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

  • OpenOffice Portable is freely available here.
    • We have found that export of tab delimited text files (necessary for Archivist Utility) from OpenOffice gives a greater number of export options than Microsoft Excel.
    • Having said that, one may wish to try exporting from Microsoft Excel first for the sake of convenience.
  • Notepad++ Portable (a Windows text editor) is freely available here.

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


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

  • Note: the tutorial demonstrates the workflow with OpenOffice Calc, but as mentioned prior Microsoft Excel is a viable option in nearly all cases - even those with Diacritics.
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