INVITATION: METS Audio Technical Metadata Working Meeting (1.5 days) February 7-8, 2002 Harvard University Maximum registration: 20 As a follow-on to the METS meeting last November in Pittsburgh, Harvard, LC, and MSU agreed to get together to hammer out one or more schemas for technical and process metadata for audio. We've scheduled a meeting for the end of 2/7 and all day 2/8 in Cambridge, MA. This will be a small, working meeting of people actively working with large quantities of digital audio. The meeting is open to others with a strong interest in and experience with technical metadata for digital audio. The goals, agenda, background documents, and registration information follow. GOAL: In order to avoid unnecessary duplication of effort across institutions and to improve interoperability of METS files, we will draft (or refine existing drafts of) schemas for audio metadata for use in the techMD, sourceMD and digiprovMD sections of the METS amdSec. These schemas will be available for use in METS and elsewhere, but METS users will remain free to use other schemas for audio if they choose. The intent is not to add constraints to METS, but to share the effort of developing administrative and technical metadata schemas for audio. The draft products of this meeting will be reviewed on the METS listserv and possibly other forums. AGENDA: Thursday, February 7: 2:00-5:00 PM 1) How many different schemas are needed? (E.g., Can one audio schema meet the needs of both techMD and sourceMD?) What are the benefits and drawbacks of proliferating substantially overlapping schemas for different purposes? Conversely, what are the benefits and drawbacks of breaking up elements to be used in one METS "bucket" across multiple schemas? 2) Discuss linking from the structMap and directionality of metadata (describing how you got here or where you go from here). While metadata generally talks about the actions already taken on an object, for some audio it is desirable to use metadata to describe what must be done to an object to create a new derivative. How should this be expressed in METS, and will it affect our schema development? 3) Other high-level issues? Friday, February 8: breakfast 8:00-9:00 AM meeting 9:00-4:00 AM 4) METS-bucket-by-METS-bucket, field-by-field metadata element review. -- propose using Audio Engineering Society drafts as a starting point: Core Audio as a strawman for techMD and sourceMD, Processing Information as a foundation for digiProvMD. (There will be substantial overlap with LC's schemas.) 5) Next steps BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS: METS Schema 1.0 (Epsilon) http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/mets.xsd LC schemas: <http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/mopic/avprot/metsmenu.html> allFilesMD http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/mopic/avprot/allFilesMD_v8.xsd sourceMD http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/mopic/avprot/sourceMD_v8.xsd audioSourceMD http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/mopic/avprot/audioSourceMD_v8.xsd audioMD http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/mopic/avprot/audioMD_v8.xsd digiProvMD http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/mopic/avprot/digiProvMD_v8.xsd AES proto-drafts: (will be sent to registrants) Core Audio Processing Information Michigan State documents: <http://matrix.msu.edu/ngsw/schema.cfm> Audio Extension Notes on Audio Extension Harvard documents: Administrative Metadata for Digital Audio (draft) http://sylvia.harvard.edu/~robin/drsaudionew.doc REGISTRATION: For more information or to register, contact Robin Wendler ([log in to unmask], 617-495-3724). There is no registration fee for this meeting. We can help attendees find accommodations if necessary. The meeting will be held in the main conference room of the Harvard University Library Office for Information Systems, 1280 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite #404, Cambridge, MA. Directions, additional background papers, etc. will be sent to registrants (or other interested folk).