MODS Element Attributes Subelements
<mods:location>

@type -- <mods:physicalLocation>

@authority -- <mods:physicalLocation>

@access -- <mods:url>

@usage -- <mods:url>

<mods:physicalLocation>

<mods:url>

<mods:holdingSimple>

<mods:copyInformation>

<mods:subLocation>

<mods:shelfLocator>

Usage Guidelines

  1. The MODS record must include one <mods:location><mods:url> with usage=”primary display” or usage=”object in context”. This element may not be repeated. Best practice is to link to a page that includes BOTH the resource and the metadata display.
  2. This element is used to record the URL of the object in the digital collection, but it may also be used to record holding information for the analog resource.
  3. When recording the physical location of an analog resource, include a text instance (type=”text”) and a coded instance (type=”code”). The coded instance must include the OCLC organization code, which will typically be “JNA.”
  4. If the record describes a multi-part resource, like a set, choose one primary entry point.
  5. This element is NOT used to indicate the physical location of files.

Elements

<mods:location>

Required: Y

Repeatable: Y

Definition: identifies the institution or repository holding the resource, or a remote location in the form of a URL where it is available. <mods:location> is a wrapper for <mods:physicalLocation>, <mods:url>, and <mods:holdingSimple>.

<mods:physicalLocation>

Required: N

Repeatable: Y

MARC: 852 $a

Definition: the institution or repository that holds the resource or where it is available

<mods:url>

Required: Y

Repeatable: N

Definition: the Uniform Resource Location of the resource.

Attributes:

primary display (required)

access (recommended): this attributes takes the following values:

raw object

object in context

<mods:holdingSimple>

Required: N

Repeatable: N

Definition: General information about what the institution identified in <mods:physicalLocation> holds of the resource and its specific location

<mods:copyInformation>

Required: N

Repeatable: N

Definition: Information about a specific tangible instance of a bibliographic resource or set which comprises one or more pieces via indication of sublocation and/or locator.

<mods:subLocation>

Required: N

Repeatable: N

MARC: 852 $b

Definition: Department, division or section of an institution holding a copy of the resource.

<mods:shelfLocator>

Required: N

Repeatable: N

MARC: 852 $h

Definition: Shelfmark or other shelving designation that indicates the location identifier for a copy.

Examples

<mods:location> 
  <mods:url usage="primary display" access="object in context"> http://lincoln-dev.lib.niu.edu/fedora/repository/niu-lincoln%3A30922</mods:url>
</mods:location>

<mods:location>
  <mods:physicalLocation type="text">Founders Memorial Library. Donn V. Hart South East Asian Collection. 
  </mods:physicalLocation>
  <mods:physicalLocation type="code" authority="marcorg">JNA</mods:physicalLocation>
  <mods:holdingSimple>
    <mods:copyInformation>
      <mods:subLocation>fmlspx</mods:subLocation>
      <mods:shelfLocator>PL3957.H684 1825</mods:shelfLocator>
    </mods:copyInformation>
  </mods:holdingSimple>
  <mods:url usage="primary display" access="object in context">http://sea.lib.niu.edu/fedora/repository/SEAImages:houghcollection/-/An%20English%20and%20Burman%20vocabulary</mods:url>
</mods:location>