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At 11:14 AM 5/1/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>
>I have the same question and same concern.... but for MODS
>(Metadata Object Description Schema)
>http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/? MODS folks see it as an extension to METS?
>

Probably better if someone from the MODS effort addresses this, but I think
there is a desire to make sure that MODS can be used as a METS extension
schema, but also a recognition that MODS will have other applications than
just METS.

On the OAI/METS issue, NYU hasn't embarked on this yet, but we will shortly.
The OAI component of it I expect to be fairly painless, actually.  The
issue for
starting to use METS and OAI is establishing METS profiles to ensure that
Harvester A knows what it's getting from Data Provider B when B provides a
METS object through an OAI interface.



Jerome McDonough
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