OCLC would send 1-3 people.

Dawn Lawson
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On Monday, May 26, 2003, at 14:50 US/Pacific, Jerome McDonough wrote:

> Greetings,
> 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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