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The Core Metadata Elements document is an historical one; the work was
developed as part of a pilot project in 1998. It has been superceded by
other work. We have added a statement on it to make this clear and deleted
the link from the LC standards page, since it is not to be considered a 
current standard. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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On Thu, 8 Sep 2005, fabio ciotti wrote:

> Dear METS members,
> 
> Maybe my question is naive but keeping track of all the work done in
> metadata area is difficult. I can't understand the relation between the Core
> metadata element set effort and METS. It seems to me that there are some
> ovarlapping areas. And of course there are evident ovarlapping areas between
> Core element set and NISO/MIX. It looks like the fomer was a first step
> toward the latter, but maybe I' wrong.
> Thanks in advance for any advice and explanation.
> 
> Fabio Ciotti
>