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Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) 

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The Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) is a data encoding and transmission specification, expressed in XML, that provides the means to convey the metadata necessary for both the management of digital objects within a repository and the exchange of such objects between repositories (or between repositories and their users). (From "(METS) Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard: Primer and Reference Manual," 2010)

URL for Resource: http://www.loc.gov

Formal Name/Title (ISO, ANSI): METS Version 1.9.1

Alternative Name: METS

Standards Creating / Publishing Body: Developed by the Digital Library Federation, but maintained in the Network Development and MARC Standards Office of the Library of Congress

Institutional Implementation: METS has gained widespread recognition as a standard for use in institutional repositories: Kansas is implementing METS as file packaging ; schema in its Kansas Enterprise Electronic Preservation (KEEP) System.; (others are out there, just need to fill in more...)

Date of Creation: METS 1.1 Alpha Draft was completed in April 2001

Date of Latest Revision: Current version revised in March 2012

Software Tools Implementing Standards: Archivists' Toolkit (collections management software), Curator's Workbench (repository ingest preparation tool), JHOVE (file characterization tool), and JHOVE 2 (file characterization tool)

Current Version (Color, Name, Number): ISO/TR 15801:2017

Other Notes: Links to the software tools implementing METS: Archivists' Toolkit (collections management software), Curator's Workbench (repository ingest preparation tool), JHOVE (file characterization tool), JHOVE 2 (file characterization tool)

Date Resource Added/Modified: October 20, 2015


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