At 2:30 PM -0800 3/26/02, Merrilee Proffitt wrote: >I will belatedly add to this that RLG is grappling with what I suspect are >the same issues in our own METS encoding trials -- are we doing this the >right way? making wise decisions? -- given all of the flexibility that the >schema provides. One area where I think a 'first practices' document would be particularly helpful is the behaviorSec. I've seen the sample Fedora docs (using <disseminator>), but it would be nice to see how other are planning to use this. We're looking at using METS to bridge disparate dissemination mechanisms within specific collections, where specific content types (e-facsimiles, ead, images, etc) have existing access and navigation infrastructures. In other words, we've got the behaviors covered already, but we want to give users hierarchical access to the intellectual content of a collection before sending them off to the disseminator for a given digital object. Bringing up a previous topic from this list, I'd like to cast a vote for using fptr internally as an IDREF to achieve something like multiple inheritance for digital objects, in cases where the same d.o. may occupy more than one node in a collection's logical hierarchy. Thanks, -- _______________________________ Peter C. Gorman Senior Technology Librarian University of Wisconsin-Madison Library Technology Group [log in to unmask] (608) 265-5291 "We consider that any man who can fiddle all through one of those Virginia Reels without losing his grip, may be depended upon in any kind of musical emergency." -- Mark Twain.