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At 08:34 AM 5/13/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>Some folks who are not from the traditional archives community or the
>tradition of finding aids have been testing the use of EAD to describe
>collections from
>their own communities. Examples are museums and some types of special
>collections.
>It is just possible that METS might provide a reasonable alternative to
>these folks (not obvious, just possible). So while we don't endorse
>replacing EAD with METS
>where EAD is clearly the appropriate, and community endorsed, encoding
>strategy, there may be situations where a collection-level METS that
>describes one or
>more digital item-level METS files would be perfectly fine.

Well said.


Jerome McDonough
Digital Library Development Team Leader
Elmer Bobst Library, New York University
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