Dear Repke and all,
Several years ago Indiana University released a METS Viewer called METS Navigator: <http://metsnavigator.sourceforge.net/>. We've since done a *ton* of work on it but haven't gotten around to doing another release. Here's something like version 1.1 in action: <http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/metsnav2/imh/navigate.do?oid=VAA4025-097-1&cid=VAA4025-097-1-a01>. We're wrapping up what we're calling version 2.0 in the next few weeks. That version is really a complete overhaul. The two biggest new bits of functionality are a whole/part capability (think journal with issues all displayed together in one tree) and a "pluggable" design where you can stick parts of the display (like just the tree view, or the tree view plus the page images and navigation) into other systems. At the moment we don't have anything stable to point to you that shows this off, but ask again in a week or two and we should!
I'm sorry we don't have a schedule yet for a new os release of the METS Navigator package - as you all know the extra time to do this is significant, and we're pretty buried in too many other competing priorities right now. :-(
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> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> Repke de Vries
> Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 4:06 AM
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> Subject: [CODE4LIB] Who is working on METS Viewer applications
> Dear Code4Lib Community
> read the METS based OpenMIC - OpenWMS announcement (July 9th) with
> great interest.
> It points at a need beyond METS creation and that is METS Viewers for
> end users:
> who in the CODE4LIB community is working on METS Viewer applications ?
> Here is an example of what we mean by that - the DFGViewer:
> Anyone else ?
> Background: the International Institute for Social History [ http://
> www.iisg.nl ] has such collections that we are involved with both
> the archiving and library communities. Metadata issues therefore are
> a mixed bag. Added to that are Permanent Access issues. We are
> looking at METS to tie it all together and at METS Viewers for our
> users to easily navigate and negotiate what 's pulled together in
> these METS containers.
> Thanks, Repke de Vries