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METS Workshop at the Digital Libraries 2014 Conference in London, September 11-12 (May 13, 2014)

METS Now, and Then… Discussions of Current and Future Data Models

Description: The Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) 1.x schema has an established community of users many of whom are moving toward the use of newer technologies such as those of the Semantic Web and linked data for the digital content and metadata. In this workshop, participants will develop an understanding of the data models underlying some canonical uses of the existing METS schema as a contextual basis for the description of a next generation METS (2.0) data model, participate in the refinement of the METS 2.0 data model being developed by the METS Editorial Board, and discuss options for serialization of the data model.

Objectives: The objectives for this workshop are threefold:

  • Provide highlights of recent changes to the METS 1.x scheme including discussion of new registered METS profiles, and METS tools to both new and existing METS community members
  • Abstract and discuss data models from key METS 1.x users, and from other users of other aggregation formats
  • Present and discuss the METS Editorial Board’s current thinking about a METS 2.0 data model designed to be compatible with Semantic web and other technologies, and solicit community feedback.

Topical Outline:

  • Brief history (including significant changes to the METS 1.x schema)
  • Data models derived from key & canonical METS 1.x schema profiles
  • Data model abstracted from new IEEE standard for aggregation formats (P1484.13.1.-2012 - RAMLET) based on ATOM, METS, MPEG-DID, IMS-CP, and OAI-ORE
  • Panel presentations on METS data models used by commercial vendors, and key institutional users (e.g., ccs:docWorks, Ex Libris, International Image Interoperability Framework, various academic and national libraries, open source and library-based developers)
  • Presentation on draft METS 2.0 data model
  • Panel and audience feedback / discussion of METS 2.0 data model and options for serialization of the new data model.

Audience: This workshop aims to bring together existing and potential METS users, users of other, related aggregation formats and metadata frameworks, commercial vendors that may need or want to receive, transform or export METS content and metadata, and those interested in the development of Semantic Web and Open Linked data technologies.

Location: The METS Workshop, #7, will be in the same room both days, Room A225 at:

City University London
College Building
St. John Street
London EC1V 0HB

Other workshops are in the Social Sciences Building, Building D. Both are directly opposite each other on St. John Street. The workshops and tutorials are being held at City University London, in a DIFFERENT VENUE to the main conference. Both Buildings A & D are on this map: Nearest tube station: Angel (Northern Line). To get to both buildings from Angel, turn left at the station exit and continue straight down St. John Street for around 7 mins. Soon after the Sainsburys Local Supermarket, College Building will be on your left (look for the clock tower), Social Sciences Building on your right.

Workshop Times:
Thursday, September 11th, 1:30 – 5 pm
Friday, September 12th, 9 am – 1 pm

Draft conference timetable for download:

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