XML Catalogs might be a solution if your tools support them:

I think libxml, xsltproc, saxon, xalan, xerces, etc. support them.


On Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 10:59 PM, Brian Tingle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> All my METS are dead in the water with the government shutdown.  Anyone
> have any suggestions for validating METS with MODS till they turn the
> federal government back on?  The instance documents all link to loc.govfor the METS and MODS.  Going forward, what is a reliable entity for
> hosting the schema?
> Sent from my iPhone