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RLG plans to submit the RLG Trove.net METS Profile for registration.  The 
profile is available for review at:

http://trove.net/admin/Trove_METS_Profile.xml

<abstract>The RLG Trove.net METS Profile describes the METS documents 
created by RLG for use with the Trove.net site. Trove.net is a freely 
accessible image database that contains rare and unusual images, 
reflecting the world's cultures. Based on RLG Cultural Materials, the site 
allows individuals and small businesses, as well as publishers and 
advertisers, to license images for various uses. Each Trove.net METS 
object describes and links to one image; each image is part of a 
collection provided to RLG by a Cultural Materials contributing 
institution. A list of contributors and collections is available on the 
Trove.net site. This METS profile differs from others in that the METS 
objects described in this profile are not used for managing digital 
assets. The current uses of the Trove.net METS objects are primarily 
internal to RLG. They are used to derive HTML and for indexing. They are 
also distributed to vendors that enable licensing of selected images from 
RLG Cultural Materials. In designing these METS objects, RLG has 
anticipated that there may be additional uses for them in the future.</
abstract> 

Please send any comments or questions to me.
Thanks,
Fae
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Fae K. Hamilton 
Senior Dataloads Specialist
RLG
(650) 691-2263
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