Understanding and Implementing METS
Karin Bredenberg (National Archives of Sweden), Sean Mosely (National Library of New Zealand) and Juha Lehtonen (CSC - IT Center for Science)
This half day tutorial will provide participants with an introduction to the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) and the METS Primer. It will give a short basic overview of the standard and thoroughly explore different models of implementation using two different use cases. The METS schema is a standard for encoding descriptive, administrative, and structural metadata regarding objects within digital libraries as well as digital archives, expressed using the XML schema language of the World Wide Web Consortium. It is maintained by the METS Board and the METS Maintenance Activity is managed by the Library of Congress.