Hi, [cc'd to METS list in case anybody's interested]
I hope this isn't too late for your article.
> I am writing a brief article on METS for RLG, and have been asked by the
> editorial board "who is using METS and why?" Good question. If you don't
> mind revealing yourselves to a wider world, can you send me an email with a
> sentence or two about how you will or might use METS?
We're looking at using METS to hold our digital archive collection.
An XML database would hold the METS objects which encapsulate the
metadata. XSLT transformations would serve up the data (queried
via XPATH/XQUERY) as HTML/WAP/Z39.50/whatever. The METS objects would
be built from existing catalogues (we have a policy of only digitising
images/sound/video which has already been catalogued) and technical
capture metadata which may be collected automatically from the
capture/tracking process. This is very much a wishlist, and we're at the
stage of evaluating various bits of the jigsaw - XMLDBs, XML editors,
XSLT libraries, etc. The one thing we *do* have is a whole lot of
digitised material (terabytes) which will have to be retrofitted to
whatever we manage to develop.
....I don't suppose anybody's done this already and want to share
Illtud Daniel [log in to unmask]
Uwch Ddadansoddwr Systemau Senior Systems Analyst
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru National Library of Wales
Yn siarad drosof fy hun, nid LlGC - Speaking personally, not for NLW