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Library of Congress
Subject: Welcome to METS!
WELCOME TO THE Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS)Forum.
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1. ABOUT THE FORUM:
METS is an unmoderated computer forum open to participants in the
Metadata Workshop held at New York University on February 15-16, 2001,
and others involved with the Making of America (MOA) project. METS
provides a forum for communication during the development period of
next version of the DTD. The list will remain closed during this
development period. It is expected that the list will become public
when the new DTD is released.
The name METS was suggested by New York University staff as an interim
name for the next version of the MOA DTD. The official new name is yet
to be determined.
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