Announcement of ALA program: "Using Metadata Standards in Digital Libraries: implementing METS, MODS, PREMIS and MIX" 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 tools. 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 education * Those involved with digital preservation planning and implementation * Researchers Speakers: Rebecca Guenther, Library of Congress: "Introduction to METS, MODS, PREMIS, MIX" 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"