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About METS
Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tombothetominator/3042332016/sizes/l/
<ul><li>describe </li></ul><ul><li>locate </li></ul><ul><li>access </li></ul><ul><li>preserve </li></ul>
Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sugree/3024637789/sizes/l/
archival  tiff large  jpeg small  jpeg TEI transcription ? audio ? video ? PDF ?
complex
METS document access administration preservation location structure description
Brown University Digital Collections http://dl.lib.brown.edu/
National Library of Wales Digital Library http://ohio.llgc.org.uk/dig-lib.php
National Library of Portugal
Columbia University Digital Scriptorium http://scriptorium.columbia.edu/
Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Denmark e-Manuscripts http:// www.kb.dk/en/kb/nb/ha/index.html
Others …. <ul><li>Oxford University, England </li></ul><ul><li>New York University, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard Universi...
 
 
<ul><li>mandatory </li></ul><ul><li>physical </li></ul><ul><li>logical </li></ul><structMap> structural map section
<ul><li>loves structMap </li></ul><ul><li>locations </li></ul><ul><li>groups </li></ul><fileSec> file section
<ul><li>embed (mdWrap) </li></ul><ul><li>reference (mdRef) </li></ul><dmdSec> descriptive metadata section
<ul><li>rights </li></ul><ul><li>source </li></ul><ul><li>provenance </li></ul><ul><li>technical </li></ul><amdSec> admini...
METS endorses Descriptive MARC MODS EAD DC VRA TEIHDR *DDI *FGDC LOM OTHER/OTHERMDTYPE Administrative NISOIMG LC-AV ISO 10...
METS in detail <ul><li>metsHdr   ->secondary element </li></ul><ul><li>dmdSec  ->secondary element </li></ul><ul><li>amdSe...
<fileSec> <ul><li>Usefully groups content files by specifying location and links to pertinent metadata </li></ul><ul><li><...
METS example
<structMap> <ul><li>The only required element in METS </li></ul><ul><li>Hierarchically arranges:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>co...
<structMap> <ul><li><structMap>:  container element for single, structural arrangement of content </li></ul><ul><li><div>:...
Divs are pages of pdf
 
Digital Repository Software <ul><li>A group of services that follow the OAIS reference model ensuring the long-term storag...
Digital Repository Software <ul><li>Fedora is the repository we ingest to </li></ul><ul><li>Supports METS version 1.1  </l...
METS + Digital Repository software
METS + Digital Repository software <ul><li>A variety of front-ends :  some more basic to shield user from METS complexity ...
Software used <ul><li>MSSQLServer </li></ul><ul><li>Apache Tomcat </li></ul><ul><li>Java SDK </li></ul><ul><li>Fedora digi...
Staff Resources for METS <ul><li>Areas of expertise for existing staff, e.g., SW engineers, XML programmers, descriptive c...
Thank you Gill Hamilton Systems Librarian [email_address] Tarik Rahman Repository Developer [email_address]   National Lib...
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Proposed use of METS (Metadata Encoding & Transmission Standard) at National Library of Scotland (NLS)

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Presentation given by Gill Hamilton (Systems Librarian, National Library of Scotland) and Tarik Rahman (Repository developer, National Library of Scotland) to colleagues from National Library of Scotland (NLS) and National Archives Scotland (NAS) on the NLS's plans to use METS as a means of ingest and dissemination of digital and other objects in the Library's Fedora repository

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Proposed use of METS (Metadata Encoding & Transmission Standard) at National Library of Scotland (NLS)

  1. 1. About METS
  2. 2. Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tombothetominator/3042332016/sizes/l/
  3. 3. <ul><li>describe </li></ul><ul><li>locate </li></ul><ul><li>access </li></ul><ul><li>preserve </li></ul>
  4. 4. Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sugree/3024637789/sizes/l/
  5. 5. archival tiff large jpeg small jpeg TEI transcription ? audio ? video ? PDF ?
  6. 6. complex
  7. 7. METS document access administration preservation location structure description
  8. 8. Brown University Digital Collections http://dl.lib.brown.edu/
  9. 9. National Library of Wales Digital Library http://ohio.llgc.org.uk/dig-lib.php
  10. 10. National Library of Portugal
  11. 11. Columbia University Digital Scriptorium http://scriptorium.columbia.edu/
  12. 12. Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Denmark e-Manuscripts http:// www.kb.dk/en/kb/nb/ha/index.html
  13. 13. Others …. <ul><li>Oxford University, England </li></ul><ul><li>New York University, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Harvard University, USA </li></ul><ul><li>EU projects ?? </li></ul><ul><li>University of Gras, Austria </li></ul><ul><li>National Library of New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>And others …. </li></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>mandatory </li></ul><ul><li>physical </li></ul><ul><li>logical </li></ul><structMap> structural map section
  15. 17. <ul><li>loves structMap </li></ul><ul><li>locations </li></ul><ul><li>groups </li></ul><fileSec> file section
  16. 18. <ul><li>embed (mdWrap) </li></ul><ul><li>reference (mdRef) </li></ul><dmdSec> descriptive metadata section
  17. 19. <ul><li>rights </li></ul><ul><li>source </li></ul><ul><li>provenance </li></ul><ul><li>technical </li></ul><amdSec> administrative metadata section
  18. 20. METS endorses Descriptive MARC MODS EAD DC VRA TEIHDR *DDI *FGDC LOM OTHER/OTHERMDTYPE Administrative NISOIMG LC-AV ISO 10115:2003 NAP PREMIS PREMIS:OBJECT PREMIS:AGENT PREMIS:RIGHTS PREMIS:EVENT TextMD METSRIGHTS OTHER/OTHERMDTYPE
  19. 21. METS in detail <ul><li>metsHdr ->secondary element </li></ul><ul><li>dmdSec ->secondary element </li></ul><ul><li>amdSec -> secondary element </li></ul><ul><li>fileSec ->primary element </li></ul><ul><li>structMap ->primary element </li></ul><ul><li>structLink ->secondary element </li></ul><ul><li>behaviourSec ->secondary element </li></ul>
  20. 22. <fileSec> <ul><li>Usefully groups content files by specifying location and links to pertinent metadata </li></ul><ul><li><fileGrp>: container element for files sharing something in common </li></ul><ul><li><file>: element representing a single, typically integral, content file </li></ul><ul><li>Typically <file> elements </li></ul><ul><li>are referenced from the <structMap> </li></ul>
  21. 23. METS example
  22. 24. <structMap> <ul><li>The only required element in METS </li></ul><ul><li>Hierarchically arranges: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>content files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>parts of files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sequences and/or parallel groups of files into a coherent whole. </li></ul></ul>
  23. 25. <structMap> <ul><li><structMap>: container element for single, structural arrangement of content </li></ul><ul><li><div>: a structural division of the content </li></ul><ul><li><fptr>: points to a single manifestation of the content represented by the parent <div> </li></ul><ul><li><mptr>: points to content represented by external mets file (to be covered later) </li></ul>
  24. 26. Divs are pages of pdf
  25. 28. Digital Repository Software <ul><li>A group of services that follow the OAIS reference model ensuring the long-term storage and preservation of digital objects in a repository. </li></ul>
  26. 29. Digital Repository Software <ul><li>Fedora is the repository we ingest to </li></ul><ul><li>Supports METS version 1.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Current software supports only Dublin Core descriptive metadata. </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of METS into the workflow has begun </li></ul>
  27. 30. METS + Digital Repository software
  28. 31. METS + Digital Repository software <ul><li>A variety of front-ends : some more basic to shield user from METS complexity </li></ul><ul><li>METS File Validation : </li></ul><ul><li>Use an existing METS toolkit for procedural construction, validation, marshalling and unmarshalling of METS document </li></ul><ul><li>Factors influencing encoding decisions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For ingest at another institution or into a repository (DSPACE, Fedora , Greenstone) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For preservation </li></ul></ul>
  29. 32. Software used <ul><li>MSSQLServer </li></ul><ul><li>Apache Tomcat </li></ul><ul><li>Java SDK </li></ul><ul><li>Fedora digital repository </li></ul><ul><li>.NET framework </li></ul>
  30. 33. Staff Resources for METS <ul><li>Areas of expertise for existing staff, e.g., SW engineers, XML programmers, descriptive cataloging, preservation knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Skill levels of staff involved in existent or new workflow processes </li></ul><ul><li>What additional or re-training would be needed? For whom? By whom? </li></ul>
  31. 34. Thank you Gill Hamilton Systems Librarian [email_address] Tarik Rahman Repository Developer [email_address] National Library of Scotland Information Systems Development Team
  32. 35. Questions?

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