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Metadata Encoded and Transmission Standard (METS)


METS is a generalised metadata framework, developed to encode the structural metadata for digital objects and related descriptive and administrative metadata. It is especially interesting for archives because it can combine images to objects and describe their internal structure. Launched by the Digital Library Federation, the METS initiative seeks to provide a single, standard mechanism for encoding all forms of metadata for digital objects. METS will simplify both the exchange of objects between repositories and the development of software tools for search and display of those objects. Additionally, METS encoding will provide a coherent means for archiving digital objects and their metadata.

-> More information can be found on the METS home page.


Information on apeMETS as used in the Archives Portal Europe

The "State of the art (SOTA) report on METS and recommendations for its implementation in the Archives Portal Europe" (Deliverable D4.7) of the APEx Project was just completed. It

Please find here the Annexes of the deliverable:

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