Introduction to METS (Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard)

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METS is a standard that is used widely for digitization projects for both presentation and preservation of digital content. This class introduces the features of METS and how it is used as an information package to include metadata and digital content. It describes the parts of a METS document, how different metadata schemes are used with it, and how it is implemented in digital library projects. It also addresses the purpose and creation of METS application profiles, which detail best practices for specific implementations.

NOTE: This class is also given as part 2 of the two-session Metadata for Digitization and Preservation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Outline how METS facilitates access to and preservation of digital materials
  • Understand how features of XML structure are used to package metadata and content
  • Understand how different institutions implement METS

Frequency: offered 2 times a year, Summer & Winter

Registrations for this class must be received at least one week before the class date. Registrants should receive an email offering detailed login and setup instructions. Please call 800.999.8558 if you do not receive this email at least three days before the class. This class is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Time: All live online classes are in Eastern time.

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