Announcement of ALA program:
"Using Metadata Standards in Digital Libraries: implementing  METS, MODS,

sponsored by LITA Standards Interest Group
Monday, June 25, 2007, 1:30-5:30
Capital Hilton, Congressional/Senate room

This session will explore how libraries are using emerging standards to
manage and provide navigation for digital library objects.  A panel of
speakers will review their digital library implementations involving METS,
MODS, PREMIS and MIX, while also providing an introduction with background
information on these standards.

The aim of the program is to demonstrate how institutions can provide new
methods for display, use and management of digital objects on their
websites and in their repositories using widely available open source XML

This exciting and informative program will be valuable for:
  * Digital library specialists
  * Metadata specialists
  * Library systems administrators
  * Vendors
  * Educators with responsibilities for metadata and digital library
  * Those involved with digital preservation planning and implementation
  * Researchers


Rebecca Guenther, Library of Congress: "Introduction to METS, MODS,

Morgan Cundiff and Nathan Trail, Library of Congress: "Using METS and MODS
for Web presentations of LC content"

Brian Tingle, California Digital Library: "Using METS in special
collections at CDL"

Tom Habing, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign: "METS, MODS and
PREMIS, Oh My!: Integrating Digital Library Standards for Interoperability
and Preservation"

Tod Olson, University of Chicago: "MODS as Metadata Hub"

Sarah Shreeves, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign: "Creating rich
shareable metadata: the DLF Aquifer MODS implementation guidelines"