METS News and Announcements
METS Version 1.6 / METS Meetings in Germany (February 16,
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 http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/mets.xsd
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
If you have ideas for the METS 1.7 Schema, which the METS Board
will discuss in May, please note them on the wiki http://www.socialtext.net/mim-2006/index.cgi?mets_1_7_change_requests 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
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