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Origin Information

mods:originInfo [Required]

Local Practices and Interpretations

mods:originInfo is used to record characteristics of the original resource when applicable.

Supported Descendant Elements and Attributes


[Required if Applicable] The place is expressed in text form. Repeat the entire place element to record multiple places.


The value is always "text".


[Required if Applicable] Publishers names are given according to the content standard used. Use a separate publisher element for multiple publishers.


[Required if Applicable] Use to record an edition statement when appropriate.

Date elements

[Required] One of the date elements is required, and no more than two of a given type, as indicated by either the element name (mods:dateIssued, mods:dateCreated, mods:copyrightDate) or the type attribute (mods:dateOther) may be used. Choose the element that is most appropriate for the resource. Use mods:dateOther when none of the other date elements are appropriate. See the document on MODS Date Elements for how to use these elements.

XML Examples

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Display Examples

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Content Standards

Other Sources of Documentation

MARC Mappings

260, 250

Outstanding Questions and Issues

May need to implement issuance and frequency at some point

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