> 1) What was the motivation for providing the option to express a
> file's intended use?
Originally, just to provide a hook for applications software to do
identify all of the thumbnails for display purposes or provide a list
of all of the
master files so you can distinguish files you really want to preserve
that you might be willing to scrap.
> 2) How are institutions using the USE attribute in processing METS
> 3) What are the values institutions are using to encode the USE
Now that I'm a humble academic, I leave those two questions for
do real work.
> 4) Would there be benefit to the METS user community in a
> standardized and extensible list of file USE attribute values?
I think so.
Jerome McDonough, Asst. Professor
Graduate School of Library & Information Science
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
501 E. Daniel Street, Room 202
Champaign, IL 61820
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