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New METS Schema Version 1.10 Available (January 31, 2014)

A new revision to the METS Schema is now available.  This and all future METS revisions are being released under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain license.  In addition to the license change, this revision adds ‘LIDO’ to the MDTYPE enumeration. LIDO is the “Lightweight Information Describing Objects” XML Schema developed by the International Council of Museums, International Committee for Documentation (ICOM-CIDOC), http://network.icom.museum/cidoc/working-groups/data-harvesting-and-interchange/lido-technical/specification/.  LIDO supports descriptive information about all kinds of museum objects.  In addition, the flexibility of the METS schema has been improved by allowing arbitrary, locally-defined attributes to be added to many of the METS elements.  This was accomplished by adding the XML Schema xsd:anyAttribute namespace="##other" processContents="lax" declaration to elements in the METS XML Schema.  Details can be found in the schema comments and will be outlined in forthcoming documentation updates.

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