I have been working on an XML schema for technical metadata
for text. If you're interested, you can have a look
Comments on how this might be improved are welcome.
There are a few design decisions in here that people
might not approve (settling on IANA character set names,
using ISO 639-2 languages instead of ethnologue, etc.),
but I thought this was at least coherent enough to spark
a discussion of how it might be improved.
If nothing else, I've saved some people the trouble
of putting the ISO 639-2 codes and IANA character set names
in usable XML schema format. Enjoy.
Digital Library Development Team Leader
Elmer Bobst Library
New York University
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