METS Navigator
Jenn Riley
John Walsh
Michelle Dalmau
David Jiao
Indiana University
Digital Library Program
Digital Library...
Outline
• Overview and history
• Demonstration
• Use of METS
• Technological overview
• Future development and release
pla...
Overview: What is METS
Navigator?
METS Navigator is a METS-based
system for displaying and
navigating sets of page images ...
Previous page-turning implementations at IU
• DLXS Text Class
– For text collections
– Since 2000 (Wright American Fiction...
Why a new page-turner?
• METS Navigator was built initially to
provide access to brittle books digitized
by Indiana Univer...
Demo
• Default Collection (sample brittle
books)
• Jane Johnson Collection
• Chymistry of Isaac Newton
Metadata needs in interface
Why choose METS?
• Can wrap the structural,
descriptive, and administrative
metadata necessary for the
interface together ...
Purposes of our METS
documents
• Now: Provide metadata needed by
page turner
• Later: Long term management of
digital libr...
METS sections for page
turning
•
•
•
•

<fileSec><fileGrp USE="screen">
<fileSec><fileGrp USE="full">
<structMap TYPE="phy...
METS <div TYPE="">
• Now
– Show/hide nodes in a structure
– Flag illustrations within a book
– Mark blank pages

• Future
...
Next steps: Metadata for digital
object management
• <metsHdr>
• <fileSec><fileGrp USE="archive">
• <dmdSec>
• Others
–
–
...
Technological Overview
• Programming Language: Java (
http://java.sun.com/)
• Web Application Framework: Struts (
http://s...
Application Structure
metsnav-config.xml
• metsnav-config.xml
Release and Distribution Plans
• METS Navigator will be released as an
open source project under an IU "BSDlike" license a...
Future plans
• User testing
– For end-users
– For implementers

• More flexible display of descriptive
metadata
• Increase...
Contact Info
• Jenn Riley (jenlrile@indiana.edu)
• John Walsh (jawalsh@indiana.edu)
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METS Navigator: A METS-based Display and Navigation Utility for Multi-Part Digital Objects

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Walsh, John A., Jenn Riley, Dazhi Jiao, and Michelle Dalmau. "METS Navigator: A METS-based Display and Navigation Utility for Multi-Part Digital Objects." Digital Library Federation Spring Forum, April 13-15, 2005, San Diego, CA.

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  • descriptive metadata currently a @label in the top level &lt;div&gt; of structMap. Want to make more flexible to pull from dmdSec and can change depending on what item one is viewing.
  • METS Navigator: A METS-based Display and Navigation Utility for Multi-Part Digital Objects

    1. 1. METS Navigator Jenn Riley John Walsh Michelle Dalmau David Jiao Indiana University Digital Library Program Digital Library Federation Spring Forum 2005-04-15
    2. 2. Outline • Overview and history • Demonstration • Use of METS • Technological overview • Future development and release plans
    3. 3. Overview: What is METS Navigator? METS Navigator is a METS-based system for displaying and navigating sets of page images or other multi-image digital objects.
    4. 4. Previous page-turning implementations at IU • DLXS Text Class – For text collections – Since 2000 (Wright American Fiction) – Integrates TEI-encoded texts with page images • Custom-built – For IU Sheet Music project – Relies on images present in a certain structure on the file system • Neither option extensible enough for future collections
    5. 5. Why a new page-turner? • METS Navigator was built initially to provide access to brittle books digitized by Indiana University Libraries’ Preservation Lab • Recognizing the need for such a tool page-turning tool across digital library projects, METS Navigator was built to be extendible and configurable.
    6. 6. Demo • Default Collection (sample brittle books) • Jane Johnson Collection • Chymistry of Isaac Newton
    7. 7. Metadata needs in interface
    8. 8. Why choose METS? • Can wrap the structural, descriptive, and administrative metadata necessary for the interface together in one place • Flexibility in choice of descriptive metadata schema • Format neutral • Frequently used for SIPs
    9. 9. Purposes of our METS documents • Now: Provide metadata needed by page turner • Later: Long term management of digital library objects in a repository
    10. 10. METS sections for page turning • • • • <fileSec><fileGrp USE="screen"> <fileSec><fileGrp USE="full"> <structMap TYPE="physical"> <structMap TYPE="logical">
    11. 11. METS <div TYPE=""> • Now – Show/hide nodes in a structure – Flag illustrations within a book – Mark blank pages • Future – Indicate a group of objects to be displayed together – Specify the scope of navigation – Indicate where to find an ID for linking into another application – Provide scope for searching?
    12. 12. Next steps: Metadata for digital object management • <metsHdr> • <fileSec><fileGrp USE="archive"> • <dmdSec> • Others – – – – techMD rightsMD sourceMD digiprovMD
    13. 13. Technological Overview • Programming Language: Java ( http://java.sun.com/) • Web Application Framework: Struts ( http://struts.apache.org/) • Java & XML Data Binding: Castor ( http://www.castor.org/) • Build & Deployment Platforms: Ant ( http://ant.apache.org/) & Tomcat ( http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat/)
    14. 14. Application Structure
    15. 15. metsnav-config.xml • metsnav-config.xml
    16. 16. Release and Distribution Plans • METS Navigator will be released as an open source project under an IU "BSDlike" license and available from SourceForge • Distribution will include small, sample collection and multiple display configurations • Distribution will include both .war Web application and .jar library • Anticipated release date: May 31, 2005
    17. 17. Future plans • User testing – For end-users – For implementers • More flexible display of descriptive metadata • Increased configurability of layouts • Development of "METS Builder" tools • Based on user feedback and emerging best practices, continue to revise METS requirements and expectations
    18. 18. Contact Info • Jenn Riley (jenlrile@indiana.edu) • John Walsh (jawalsh@indiana.edu)

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