Metadata Encoding & Transmission Standard (METS)

TitleMetadata Encoding & Transmission Standard (METS)
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of PublicationSubmitted
Notes'Note METS’s recent announcement preparing for the “next gen” standards: Announcing a METS Workshop at the Digital Libraries 2014 Conference in London, September 11-12: METS Now, and Then… Discussions of Current and Future Data Models. In this workshop, participants will develop an understanding of the data models underlying some canonical uses of the existing METS schema as a contextual basis for the description of a next generation METS (2.0) data model, participate in the refinement of the METS 2.0 data model being developed by the METS Editorial Board, and discuss options for serialization of the data model.\n \nRead METS editorial board minutes ( Their technical documentation? Example docs? Community building? What do their Tools look like? i.e. LIMB and YooLib. Good place to start: METS Presentation (overview) prepared by Karin Bredenberg of the Riksarkivet/Swedish National Archives. And METS Suggested Reading list (background readings)\n - Brandon Costelloe-Kuehn' 'In Riley’s visualization METS is one of about a dozen highlighted metadata standards with this associated word cloud: record format, structure standard, structural metadata, metadata wrappers, museums (very small word), libraries, information industry (small word), archives, cultural objects, datasets, geospatial data, moving images, musical materials, scholarly texts, visual resources.\n - Brandon Costelloe-Kuehn' 'Used by major libraries, including Indiana University.  \nIn Riley’s “Seeing Standards” visualization, METS is categorized as follows:\nCommunities:\nArchives: semi-strong\nLibraries: Strong,\nInformation Industry: Weak\nMuseums: weak\n \nDomains:\nCultural Objects: Strong\nData Sets: Strong\nGeospatial Data: Semi-strong\nMoving images: strong\nMusical materials: strong\nScholarly texts: strong\nVisual resources: strong\n \nPurpose:\nMetadata wrappers: strong\nRights metadata: strong\nStructural metadata: semi-strong\n \nFunction:\nRecord format: strong\n - Brandon Costelloe-Kuehn'