This was my main concern when the loc.gov shutdown was announced.
I must say that I'd like to see some kind of decentralized,
distributed way of refernencing schemas in xml - and the moon
on a stick.
In the meantime, referencing local copies is not an option for
many of us with METS documents in repositories (I'm not going
to update 5M objects!), some of our tools don't support XML
catalog last time I looked (Jhove, I'm looking at you). Best
we can do is hijack loc.gov in our DNS if this goes on much
I'm pretty amazed that US political shennanigans has shut down
some of our digitisation workflow in West Wales...
Illtud Daniel [log in to unmask]
Pennaeth TGCh Head of ICT
Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru National Library of Wales