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Subject: METS workshop - ARL - 1/18-22-10
Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2009 17:01:03 -0400
For more information, contact:
David Green
Association of Research Libraries

METS Workshop: The Basics and Beyond

Organized by ARL, January 18-22, 2010 in Boston, MA

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Statistics and Measurement Program is offering a five day workshop entitled METS: The Basics and Beyond to be held in partnership with Nancy J. Hoebelheinrich and Rick Beaubien of the METS Editorial Board. This workshop is aimed at people who work in digital and physical libraries and would like to gain knowledge and skills for organizing the many and disparate component parts of individual digital resources.

Course Description

Although continuous, this hands-on workshop consists of three modules, any of which may be taken independently:
  • The first module (Monday) offers a thorough introduction to METS including an overview of all of its high level features.
  • The second module (Tuesday and Wednesday) delves deeply into the heart of METS: the flexible mechanisms it provides for encoding, organizing and representing digital content of various kinds and for different purposes.
  • The third and final module (Thursday and Friday) explores strategies for implementing METS in a production environment, and reviews existing tools that can facilitate implementation.
For further details, including expanded module descriptions, instructor bios, and information on lodging, please go to:


Nancy J. Hoebelheinrich Metadata Specialist / Digital Library Consultant

Rick Beaubien Software Engineer/Digital Library Consultant

Event Details

Date: Monday, January 18 to Friday, January 22, 2010
Time: 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. each day
Location: Monday: ALA hotel TBD; Tuesday-Friday: 90 Mt. Auburn, Harvard University
Fee: Please see
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