METS News and Announcements
New Version of METS Schema Released (February 8, 2002)
A revised version of the METS XML schema is now available at the
official METS web site at http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/.
The new version of the METS schema eliminates the problems identified
by Chris Wilper from Cornell by, 1) getting rid of the redundant
listing of "VRA" in the enumeration of metadata types, and 2) altering
the content model of mdWrap so that the ambiguous content model
resulting from having the binData element appear in the same point
in the document model as an ##any declaration is eliminated. The
new version of the schema has been validated against both XML Spy
and the IBM AlphaWorks schema checker.
Input from the library community regarding the design of the METS
schema is encouraged. Comments regarding METS' design should be
submitted to the METS listserv. Details about subscribing to the
listserv are available at the METS web site).