We are working on a Java API (based on Sun's JAXB specification) to support
the procedural construction and parsing of METS documents. This is
designed to be a toolkit that can be used to build METS-enabled systems,
rather than being a stand-alone system in its own right.
For information on the current alpha version, see
<http://hul.harvard.edu/mets/>. We hope to have this in a final production
version by the end of the summer.
At 05:33 PM 7/11/02 -0400, you wrote:
>1) Has any work been started on software for the creation of
> METS documents? For browsing?
>2) I am just beginning a short (7 week) study at NASA-Goddard in Maryland
> to give METS a trial run in an engineering environment. My working
> hypothesis is that METS will hold up well and that most of the
> problems that come up will be of the kind that are worked out in
> metadata extensions. The study will be of service to the METS
> community by (hopefully) demonstrating that METS is appropriate
> for the kind of digital "things" that engineers might be
> interested in archiving.
> pointers, questions, comments to [log in to unmask]
> Clay Templeton
> MLS student
> College of Information Studies
> University of Maryland, College Park
Stephen L. Abrams
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