The Library of Congress’s digital preservation blog has an update on UDFR (Unified Digital Formats Registry). Holding a meeting of stakeholders may not be much of a “milestone,” but it shows the effort is still alive.
MADS 2.0 is now out. This is the first major revision of the Metadata Authority and Description Schema since 2005.
Major changes, according to the Library of Congress, include elimination of dependence on the MODS schema, updated elements that are the same in MODS to reflect version 3, addition of authority URI and value URI for controlled lists, addition of classification and language elements, and ability to specify if a subject heading can be subdivided geographically.