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All are invited to participate and provide feedback to the METS Editorial Board on a new draft version of the METS schema, METS 2.0, at a workshop being held in London as part of Digital Libraries 2014, an event organized by the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2014) and the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL 2014).

The Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) 1.x schema has an established community of users many of whom are moving toward the use of newer technologies such as those of the Semantic Web and linked data for their digital content and metadata. In this workshop, entitled METS Now, and Then… Discussions of Current and Future Data Models, participants will develop an understanding of the data models underlying some canonical uses of the existing METS schema as illustrated by a panel of experienced METS implementors. The explication of data models will provide a contextual basis for the description of a next generation METS (2.0) data model. Participants will be invited to participate in the refinement of the METS 2.0 data model being developed by the METS Editorial Board, and discuss options for serialization of the data model.

The workshop will take place over two half days: Thursday, September 11 (afternoon) and Friday, September 12. For more information and registration, please visit the Digital Libraries 2014 site or contact Betsy Post ([log in to unmask]).