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METS Opening Canada Set for October 15, 2005

The METS Editorial Board has been hosting a series of METS Opening Day events to provide an introduction to the METS standard and a chance to discuss the technical issues surrounding METS' implementation. The Board is pleased to announce that the fourth METS Opening Day has been scheduled for October 15, 2005 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

This event will provide an overview of the METS metadata schema, and discuss the basics of implementing digital library systems which use METS. Participants will be given an opportunity to see how to build METS documents from scratch, and learn about how other institutions are implementing METS. There will also be opportunities to discuss the technical details of implementing METS, including the use of creation tools, endorsed extension schema, and making METS documents available to users.

The event is free of charge, but attendees of the METS Opening Day must register. Registration is limited to 100 people. To register, fill out and submit the form at:


Travel information will be available soon. A preliminary program is available at:


This event will be held in conjunction with the Access 2005 conference, held on October 17th-19th. For details of the Access conference see:

We look forward to seeing you in Edmonton!

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