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Cornelius Van Vorst, ca.1620; 
Jersey City Free Public Library; Grover Cleveland Political Cartoon; 
Grover Cleveland Birthplace Historical Site Collection Peter Lee, former slave, ca.1880; 
Hoboken Historical Photographs Collection; Farm Map of Hillsboro, Somerset County, 1860; 
Historical Maps of New Jersey Collection; Bathing Beauties, 1890-1930; 
American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark Collection; Flag Salute, 1950; 
Seabrook Farms Collection;
Introduction to MODS
MODS is the acronym of the Metadata Object Description Schema. It is a standard for creating metadata, which has been developed by the Library of Congress. MODS allows for very rich description of library, museum and archival resources by defining fields or elements that are important to the description of cultural resources. MODS elements include title, author, creation date, object type, subject, identification and classification numbers, location and other details. While MODS originated as a modern version of a library standard-the MARC or Machine Readable Cataloging standard-MODS goes beyond libraries. It is an extensible schema. It can be extended or enlarged with information that is important to institutions other than libraries. So MODS allows the addition of details about provenance, physical description, and ownership. MODS is one of a new wave of metadata standards that can be expressed in XML (Extensible Markup Language), the common communication format of the Internet.

More information about MODS, is at http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/.

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