Thursday, March 29, 2007

Event: METS meetings in Göttingen, Germany

As posted on the DIGITAL-PRESERVATION discussion list.

Please note that the dates, programs, and registration are now set and open for the METS --
Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard -- events planned for May 4 - 8, 2007 at the Goettingen State and University Library in Germany. Hosted by the nestor Project in association with the Digital Library Federation, the METS events are being organized by the METS Editorial Board.

Friday, May 4, 2007, the METS Board is planning its spring Board meeting to which the public is invited. A draft agenda can be found on the METS wiki at: Suggestions for agenda items can be added to the page or sent to the METS listserv. To join the METS listserv, see

Monday, May 7, 2007, a METS Opening Day training event is scheduled. The full program, travel information, and requested registration can be found on the Nestor Project web site at:
The METS Opening Day event is targeted to persons desiring an introduction and overview of METS.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007, a METS Implementors' Meeting (MIM) is scheduled with full program and registration details found at the above Nestor site. The MIM event is aimed at participants who have a basic knowledge of METS and who are interested in knowing more and/or discussing technical details related to implementation of METS in their digital library or institutional repository environment. General topics for the MIM include METS Profiles, METSbeans, a METS API for Java, and METS tools. More specific questions, topics, introductions to tools, and profiles are being solicited from participants.
If you've got something to bring to or discuss at the MIM, please sign up on the METS wiki at:

There are no charges for any of the METS events thanks to the sponsorships of the Nestor Project and the Digital Library Federation members.

Questions about any of the events can be directed to the METS listserv or to the following contacts:
  • METS Editorial Board meeting: Nancy Hoebelheinrich, []
  • METS Opening Day: Markus Enders []
  • METS Implementors' Meeting: Brian Tingle []

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