[Irtalk] METS for Transferable Metadata | Digital Preservation for Beginners

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sat Mar 9 21:00:42 SAST 2013

METS is the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard, which is applied
to encoding metadata via a standardized XML schema.  METS handles all types
of metadata that is relevant to preservation: descriptive, administrative,
and technical/structural metadata are all included in the schema, and a
METS document will serve as the container for all of this information about
a digital object.

The schema was initially developed for the digital library community, and
has thus extended to the digital repository and preservation communities.
The fact that METS confines varying types of an object’s metadata to one
standard XML-based file type is excellent news for sharing and preserving
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