Grant awarded for eXtensible Catalog Organization Metadata Services Toolkit

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April 19, 2011 by MMIT

The eXtensible Catalog Organization (XCO) has announced a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to further develop the Metadata Services Toolkit (MST). The foundation awarded $100,000 to the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) at the University of Illinois to continue work on  the MST.

eXtensible Catalog is a collection of open source components for libraries to manage metadata and build applications. As well as the MST, it includes Drupal, OAI and NCIP Toolkits.

You can view a demo of the Metadata Services Toolkit at:

http://www.extensiblecatalog.org/software/mst/demo

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