The METS Editorial Board has made two additions to the METS wiki which
we hope will expand and facilitate discussions about the future
directions of METS.
We hope that these additions will help facilitate discussions that can
constructively lay the groundwork for the future directions of METS.
- On the METS Schema Revisions Requests page
we have opened up a new "METS 2.0" request section with a link to a
METS 2.0 change requests page. When community members wish to suggest
schema changes that would not be backwards compatible with versions 1.x
of the METS schema, they may add them to this branch of Schema Change
Request section of the wiki. Note that currently there are currently no
definite plans to implement a version 2.0 of METS, nor has any
discussion of possible 2.0 changes been scheduled. However, this
section of the wiki will help guide the board in its considerations
about the timing and substance of future changes to METS.
- On the METS wiki home page, we have added a link to an "Expanding
METS" discussion page. This branch of the METS wiki provides a place
for community members to suggest and discuss ways to expand the
functional support provided my METS without formalizing these
suggestions as specific schema change requests.
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