Thanks very much for your reply.
We are still thinking about our use of METS in our Newspaper
Digitisation Project and its relationship to a generic METS profile we
are developing with Australian universities as part of APSR (Australian
Partnership for Sustainable Repositories). It may turn out that there
are more differences between our approach and LC's that would make it
not practical for us to use the LC profile, so it would not be
worthwhile requesting a change at the moment, but thanks for your offer
to consider it. I will let you know when we have a firm approach.
From: Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
On Behalf Of Morgan V. Cundiff
Sent: Tuesday, 13 March 2007 12:56 AM
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Subject: Re: [METS] Another LC METS Profile for Historical Newspapers
[Draft] question: why three separate dmdSec
Well, the approach specified in the profile was really a reflection of
the practice already in place in the project at LC at the time. I think
the approach that you ask about is reasonable and am willing to
integrate it into the profile as a legal option if you want to make that
request. As I understand it, you would like to do something like the
following? Let me know.
<mods:title>digital newspaper issue</mods:title>
type="host" xlink:href="path/to/record" ID="mods_print">
type="host" xlink:href="path/to/record" ID="mods_digital">
On Fri, 2 Mar 2007, Bronwyn Lee wrote:
> At the National Library of Australia we have another question for
> Morgan re the draft LC METS Profile for Historical Newspapers.
> The profile requires three dmdSec, the first containing an mdRef to a
> bib record for the printed version of the newspaper, the second
> containing an mdRef to a bib record for the digital version of the
> newspaper, and the third containing an mdWrap with the MODS record for
> a digitised issue of the newspaper.
> What was the thinking behind having three separate dmdSec instead of
> just including a reference to the bib record for the printed and
> digital versions of the newspaper in the MODS record for the issue
> under <relatedItem type="host"> ?
> Bronwyn Lee
> Business Analyst, IT Division
> National Library of Australia
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