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METS Version 1.6 / METS Meetings in Germany (February 16, 2007)


Two announcements, re: a new schema and May METS meetings in Germany.

METS 1.6 Schema

The METS 1.6 schema, which was approved last November, has replaced the METS 1.5 schema at // .

Changes from 1.5 to 1.6:

1. add ID to stream and transformFile

2. add ADMID to metsHdr

3. make smLink/@xlink:to and smLink/@xlink:from required

The METS Schema, & Documentation page on the website has been re-organized:


If you have ideas for the METS 1.7 Schema, which the METS Board will discuss in May, please note them on the wiki and send a note to the METS listserv.

The new schema has been tested with all the METS samples from all the registered profiles, but please report any problems you think might be caused by the new schema.

METS Opening Day Germany and MIM Germany

European METS users, please note the following dates for METS meetings in Göttingen, Germany.

Friday May 4th; METS Editorial Board Meeting (open to the public)

Monday May 7th; METS Opening Day (general audience, introduction to METS)

Tuesday May 8th; METS Implimentor's Meeting (technical audience)

The dates have just been finalized, and we are working on the programs. If you have any suggestions for presentations or important topics, please send them along to the METS listserv, or to Marcus and Brian Tingle([email protected], [email protected] ). Stayed tuned for more info as it is available.

- - Brian Tingle


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