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Hi,

 

METS 1.7 is available at http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/version17/mets.v1-7.xsd

 

It will replace http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/mets.xsd in a month if no problems are found.

 

Change requests for the next version of METS are being collected here

http://www.socialtext.net/mim-2006/index.cgi?mets_1_8_change_requests

 

METS 1.7 changes:

 

Imports xlink from http://www.loc.gov/standards/xlink/xlink.xsd rather than http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/xlink.xsd to harmonize with MODS and EAD.

 

Created parType complex type to allow a seq to contain a par.

http://www.socialtext.net/mim-2006/index.cgi?cr_1_7_seq_par_and_area_in_structmap

 

Created a FILECORE attribute group with MIMETYPE, SIZE, CHECKSUM, CHECKSUMTYPE, CREATED; added to mdType and mdRef so they get the core file attributes

http://www.socialtext.net/mim-2006/index.cgi?cr_1_7_add_checksum_support_for_metadata

 

Added PREMIS:OBJECT PREMIS:AGENT PREMIS:RIGHTS PREMIS:EVENT to MDTYPE value enumeration

http://www.socialtext.net/mim-2006/index.cgi?cr_1_7_add_mdtype_values_for_specific_premis_schemas

 

I have checked the new schema against all the example METS in the registered METS profiles and all the samples validate using the 1.7 schema.

 

-- Brian