Interoperability between archival and bibliographic metadata
Lina Bountouri, Manolis Gergatsoulis
Abstract: In this paper, we propose a crosswalk between Encoded Archival
Description schema (EAD) and Metadata Object Description schema (MODS). Our
target is to deal with interoperability issues between archival and
bibliographic metadata, by de¯ning the archival documentation philosophy and its
basic characteristics, while trying to map them to standards used in
bibliographic catalogs. Finally, we present an analysis of our crosswalk method,
a conversion mechanism and a real world example.
Keywords: Metadata interoperability, EAD, Archival Description,
MODS,Bibliographic Metadata, Crosswalks.