Emory is very much interested in such a session. The time and place are good. We
would expect to send perhaps 3 representatives. Thanks.
Jerome McDonough wrote:
> The METS Editorial Board is considering holding a 1-2 day training event
> on implementing METS. We would like to request some feedback from
> the digital library community to determine whether we should go ahead with
> this event, and to shape it to people's needs . We have tentatively scheduled
> it for October 27-28 of this year, to be held in Washington, DC, and we
> are assuming that the event would either be free or have a minimal (<$100)
> registration cost. Attendees would have to fund their own travel and
> hotel costs. Some presentations we are considering including in this event are:
> * an in-depth introduction to METS, including hands-on production of a METS example
> * case studies of implementation of METS at various institutions
> * using METS with existing software systems such as DSpace & Fedora
> * developing software tools to work with METS, including RDBM systems and XSLT tools
> The questions we have for the METS community are:
> 1. Would you be interested in attending such an event? Do you believe
> your institution would be interested in sending people to such an event?
> Can you estimate how many people your institution might wish to send?
> 2. Do any of the named topics have particular interest for you/your institution?
> Are there other topics you would like to see presented at a training event on METS?
> 3. Would you be more likely to attend such an event at a different time? A different
> location? Are there other factors which might make you more likely to attend?
> Please send your responses directly to [log in to unmask] and I will
> compile your answers for the board. We should have a decision on whether to
> go ahead with this event shortly. Thanks for your help!
> Jerome McDonough
> METS Editorial Board
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