The MODS Forum (MODS@LOC.GOV) is an unmoderated computer forum open
to members of the MODS/MADS development community. This list will also be
used for MADS. The MODS list is operated by the Library of Congress
Network Development and MARC Standards Office. Users may subscribe
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MADS Schema & Documentation
Source Lists for Use with MADS
MADS Example Documents
Related XML Formats
The Metadata Authority Description Schema (MADS) is an XML
schema for an authority element set that may be used to provide metadata about agents (people, organizations), events, and terms (topics, geographics, genres, etc.). MADS serves as a companion to the Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS) to provide metadata about the authoritative entities used in MODS descriptions. The standard is maintained by the MODS/MADS Editorial Committee with the Network Development and MARC Standards Office of the Library of Congress and input from users.
MADS schema version 1.0 is the current schema.