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1) A short description of METS applications both planned and in production.

OCLC is using METS in its Digital Archive implementation. The Digital
Archive has 2 ways to ingest objects.  The first way is for Web documents
harvested and ingested object-by-object via the OCLC Connexion interface.
The second way is for multiple objects via a batch ingest.  The batch ingest
process uses a stand-alone application (the Submission Builder) to take a
tab-delimited metadata file and create a METS document.  This METS document
is part of a submission information package (SIP) sent to OCLC along with
the content objects for batch ingest.

The Connexion object-by-object ingest does not use METS.  However, the
dissemination of content ingest object-by-object does result in the
transmission of a METS document.  For more information on the OCLC Digital
Archive and associated tools see
http://www.oclc.org/digitalpreservation/services/archiving/ .

2) Projected dates of implementation (if not yet in production).
In production.

3) URL to any publicly available production or demonstration
implementations.
There are two OCLC METS extensions available at
http://digitalarchive.oclc.org/schemas/oclc_dm.xsd and
http://digitalarchive.oclc.org/schemas/oclc_prov.xsd

4) URL to any available documentation or specifications for the
implementations.

Digital Archive end-user documentation is available at
http://www2.oclc.org/digitalpreservation/documentation/

5) An indication of whether any METS tools developed as part of the
implementations are available to other METS implementers; and if so, under
what terms (freeware, licensed software, etc.)

The object-by-object harvester tools are available by annual subscription.
These tools include a Web harvester and metadata creation.  You can choose
to store the objects harvested in the OCLC Digital Archive (for a monthly
storage fee) or disseminate objects to your own archive.  The Submission
Builder is available to institutions wanting to batch ingest into the OCLC
Digital Archive.  Batch ingest users pay a per-batch fee and monthly storage
fees.

6) Contact name and email address.
Pam Kircher
Product Manager, Digital Archive
OCLC
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614-764-6459
800-848-5878 x6459