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Metadata for Brittle Books Page Turner

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Riley, Jenn. “Metadata for Brittle Books Page Turner.” Digital Library Program Brown Bag Presentation, November 5, 2004.

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Metadata for Brittle Books Page Turner

  1. 1. Metadata for Brittle Books Page Turner Jenn Riley Metadata Librarian IU Digital Library Program November 5, 2004
  2. 2. Metadata needs in page turner
  3. 3. What is METS?  METS, a Digital Library Federation initiative, attempts to … provide an XML document format for encoding metadata necessary for both management of digital library objects within a repository and exchange of such objects between repositories (or between repositories and their users).* *from <http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/METSOverview.v2.html>
  4. 4. Purposes of our METS documents  Provide metadata needed by page turner  Long-term management of the digitized books as digital library objects
  5. 5. Metadata for interface  descMD  fileSec  structMap
  6. 6. METS div types  Show/hide nodes in a book structure  Extract any given structure node from the whole  Generate lists of illustrations  Flag illustrations within list of book structure  Show/hide blank pages
  7. 7. Metadata for digital object management  another fileSec  techMD  Other options  rightsMD  sourceMD  digiprovMD
  8. 8. So now what?  Apply work on div types for book-like objects  It’s a BAD idea to create METS documents by hand

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