METS Profile Submission Requirements
Before a profile is submitted to the METS Editorial Board and the Library of Congress for registration, it must undergo an initial check by the members of the
listserv. This review is intended to be an inital technical check of the profile. Submissions must conform to the METS Profile XML Schema. All submissions must contain the major sections identified above, and in the order stated. The email@example.com listserv may contact the profile submitter(s) to request clarification or amendments to a profile submission. Once any possible technical issues have been addressed, the proposed profile will be sent simultaneously to the METS Editoral Board and the METS mailing list at
This review is intended to give the larger METS community an opportunity to review a profile, identify any areas which appear problematic or unclear and provide suggestions for improvement to the profile's authors. After a two week review on the public list, the Board should finalize and approve the profile. Once the board has accepted the profile submission, it will be forwarded to the Library of Congress Network Development and MARC Standards Office and made available through the METS web site at http://www.loc.gov/mets/ . The MARC Standards Office will assign the URI to a new profile and apply it to the profile documentation and example.