Due to popular demand, ARL is offering another METS Workshop after
mid-winter ALA in San Diego in early January.  Come enjoy the San Diego
weather with me in January!
Apologies for any duplication!

Nancy J. Hoebelheinrich 
Information Analyst 
Knowledge Motifs 
San Mateo, CA 94401-2429 
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METS Workshop: The Basics and Beyond

Organized by ARL, January 10 - 14, 2011 in San Diego, CA

October 12, 2010 

For more information, contact:
David Green
Association of Research Libraries
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METS Workshop: The Basics and Beyond

Organized by ARL, January 10 - 14, 2011 in San Diego, CA

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Statistics and Assessment
Program and the Digital Library Federation, a program of the Council on
Library and Information Resources, are offering a third, five-day METS
Workshop: The Basics and Beyond to be held with Nancy J. Hoebelheinrich of
the METS Editorial Board. This workshop is aimed at people who work in
digital and physical libraries and would like to gain knowledge and skills
for organizing the many and disparate component parts of individual digital

Course Description

Although continuous, this hands-on workshop consists of three modules, any
of which may be taken independently:

*	The first module (Monday) offers a thorough introduction to METS,
including an overview of all of its high level features. 

*	The second module (Tuesday and Wednesday) delves deeply into the
heart of METS: the flexible mechanisms it provides for encoding, organizing,
and representing digital content of various kinds and for different
purposes. It also looks at tools that can facilitate the implementation of
METS and how their use may affect encoding decisions. 

*	The third and final module (Thursday and Friday morning) explores
strategies for implementing METS in a production environment, and provides
participants with the opportunity to strategize about the implementation of
METS within their own environments. Several in-depth case studies from
institutions using METS in production environments will be presented. 

For further details, including expanded module descriptions, instructor
bios, and information on lodging, please go to:


Nancy J. Hoebelheinrich - Metadata Specialist/Digital Library Consultant

Event Details

Date: Monday, January 10 through Friday, January 14, 2011
Time: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Friday
Location: San Diego, California
Fee: Please see


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