Conversation with Bruce D’Arcus on Motivation for MODS Ontology « Musings
The problem from my standpoint is that MODS has some really odd, library-specific, design choices that I don’t think map very well to the wider world. A central concept like mods:name, with mods:role as a child of that, really makes no sense, and conflicts with more common modeling you see in DC, FRBR ,etc.
It’s semantics are also really loose.
So you have to ask yourself, just how linked could a MODS view in RDF really be? from Conversation with Bruce D’Arcus on Motivation for MODS Ontology.