> 1) Has any work been started on software for the creation of
> METS documents? For browsing?
Yes, although a lot of this work is going on in-house
at various institutions and hasn't been made public.
It would be a Good Thing if some of the people working
on those types of projects contacted me or Morgan Cundiff
with some information about their work so that we can
list them on the METS site, even if people aren't willing
to share code yet, so we aren't all duplicating each others'
wheels. Hint, Hint.
> 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.
Cool project. I'm betting the rest of the list would be interested
in hearing something about your results when you're done.