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The Media Types application/mods+xml, application/mads+xml, application/mets+xml, application/marcxml+xml, and application/sru+xml
RFC 6207

Document type: RFC - Informational (April 2011)
Was draft-denenberg-mods-etc-media-types (individual in app area)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-03-02
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IESG State: RFC 6207 (Informational)
Responsible AD: Alexey Melnikov
Send notices to: rden@loc.gov

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                 R. Denenberg, Ed.
Request for Comments: 6207                           Library of Congress
Category: Informational                                       April 2011
ISSN: 2070-1721

      The Media Types application/mods+xml, application/mads+xml,
 application/mets+xml, application/marcxml+xml, and application/sru+xml

Abstract

   This document specifies media types for the following formats: MODS
   (Metadata Object Description Schema), MADS (Metadata Authority
   Description Schema), METS (Metadata Encoding and Transmission
   Standard), MARCXML (MARC21 XML Schema), and the SRU (Search/Retrieve
   via URL Response Format) protocol response XML schema.  These are all
   XML schemas providing representations of various forms of information
   including metadata and search results.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents
   approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6207.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   2.  Registration for mods+xml  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   3.  Registration for mads+xml  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   4.  Registration for mets+xml  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   5.  Registration for marcxml+xml . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   6.  Registration for sru+xml . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   7.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
   8.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     8.1.  Harmful Content  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     8.2.  Authenticity and Confidentiality . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
   9.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     9.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     9.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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1.  Introduction

   The Library of Congress, on behalf of and in collaboration with
   various components of the metadata and information retrieval
   community, has issued specifications that define formats for
   representation of various forms of information including metadata and
   search results.  This memo provides information about the media types
   associated with several of these formats, all of which are XML
   schemas.

   MODS: Metadata Object Description Schema.  An XML schema for a
      bibliographic element set that may be used for a variety of
      purposes, and particularly for library applications.

   MADS: Metadata Authority Description Schema.  An XML schema for an
      authority element set used to provide metadata about agents
      (people, organizations), events, and terms (topics, geographics,
      genres, etc.).  It is a companion to MODS.

   METS: Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard.  An XML schema for
      encoding descriptive, administrative, and structural metadata
      regarding objects within a digital library.

   MARCXML: MARC21 XML Schema.  An XML schema for the direct XML
      representation of the MARC format (for which there already exists
      a media type, application/marc; see [RFC2220]).  By "direct XML

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