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Hi Jinfang and Jerome,

Just an FYI that the Fedora spec document has been
updated... all the latest Fedora info (including
the spec with a description of how this is used,
more recent sample objects, and some more recent 
presentations on the system) can be found at 
http://www.fedora.info/

Thanks,
Chris Wilper
UVA & Cornell Fedora Project Developer

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerome McDonough [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2002 9:07 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [METS] about the behaviro section!


At 09:55 AM 9/12/2002 +0800, you wrote:
>I am not very clear about the function of the behavior section of METS.
>
>is it like the metadata in the DMD section and AMD section that can be
>linked to
>
>a METS object?
>
>I want to hear that if there are any examples using the behavior section?
>

It's slightly different than DMD/AMD.  The idea of the behavior section was
to be
able to identify executable code/software needed to view the METS object
(or part
of a METS object).  A behavior has two major subcomponents: 1.
interfaceDef, which
should be used to provide information about an API for the executable code
involved
(typically using something like WSDL), and 2. mechanism, which points to an
executable module/web server.  The people who have done the  most active
development
using this facility are the FEDORA project participants at UVA and Cornell.
If you follow the links at
http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/METSOverview.html#behavior
particularly the one to the FEDORA spec, you'll get a better idea of how it's
being used.


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