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 Archivist Utility.
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To generate MODS from Excel spreadsheets one will need Microsoft Excel, a solid text editor and Archivist Utility.
 
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*OpenOffice Portable is freely available [http://portableapps.com/apps/office/openoffice_portable here.]
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** 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.
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** Having said that, one may wish to try exporting from Microsoft Excel first for the sake of convenience.
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*Notepad++ Portable (a Windows text editor) is freely available [http://portableapps.com/apps/development/notepadpp_portable here.]
 
*Notepad++ Portable (a Windows text editor) is freely available [http://portableapps.com/apps/development/notepadpp_portable here.]
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A brief, Microsoft Word '''tutorial''' describing the steps to generate MODS is available [http://intranet.lib.ua.edu/wiki/digcoll/images/8/80/MakingMODS.docx here.]
 
A brief, Microsoft Word '''tutorial''' describing the steps to generate MODS is available [http://intranet.lib.ua.edu/wiki/digcoll/images/8/80/MakingMODS.docx 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]].
 

Revision as of 11:08, 27 January 2011

  for information on how to upload MODS, see Uploading MODS

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

  • Notepad++ Portable (a Windows text editor) is freely available here.

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

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