METS Editor & Viewer Tool for Libraries, Archives, Museums, and More

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Title:
METS Editor & Viewer Tool for Libraries, Archives, Museums, and More
Physical Description:
Conference poster
Language:
English
Creator:
Taylor, Laurie N.
Sullivan, Mark V.
Santamaria-Wheeler, Lourdes
Publisher:
UF Libraries
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, FL
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This poster explains the development, functionality, and use of the open source METS Metadata Editor & Viewer used by the State University Libraries throughout Florida and by the Digital Library of the Caribbean. The METS tool can be freely downloaded and used. It best serves those working on digital projects or working with multiple metadata formats. The METS tool runs as a simple windows application and allows the creation of METS from a folder of items. It additionally allows the user to enter all of the bibliographic information, and assign page names and divisions to the structure map. The METS tool was designed to support the metadata needs of libraries, archives, and museums. Because of this key focus on interoperability, the METS tool already supports METS/MODS with VRA Core extensions, Dublin Core, Darwin Core, MARCXML, and EAD metadata formats. The METS tool also allows users to create metadata in all of these formats by importing a spreadsheet with labeled columns for the different metadata elements. The METS tool was created by the University of Florida to meet the State University Libraries’ complex needs for working with multiple types of metadata standards. The tool has evolved and is now used by libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions.

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the source institution.
System ID:
AA00001506:00001


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The METS Editor & Viewer Tool contains simple, template-based, graphical user interfaces designed to automatically generate well-formed metadata in MODS and METS wrappers from template-based user input. The METS Tool easily translates between metadata standards by creating, importing, saving, and exporting to multiple formats. Formats supported include: Development The METS Editor & Viewer Tool is an open source tool, used by the State Tool best serves those working on digital projects or working with multiple metadata formats. support the complex needs for working with multiple types of metadata standards. New versions are regularly released with new features requested from partners and the user community. The METS Tool is a stand-alone application and will run on any machine or Server 2008. The newest version of the METS Tool is always available METS Editor & Viewer Tool What is Metadata? What is METS? useful. Those standards include METS, the Metadata Encoding & Transmission Standard. METS is used for encoding descriptive, administrative, and structural metadata about objects. METS is essentially a wrapper or transport standard and can support other types METS Editor & Viewer Tool, download software and user guide: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/software/mets http://ufdc.ufl.edu/help/metadata http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets laurien@ufl.edu marsull@uflib.ufl.edu Title: Material: wood, copper, raffia, beads, cowries Date: Donor: Functionality Because of the core focus on interoperability, the METS Tool supports METS Tool allows users to create metadata in all of these formats by importing a spreadsheet with labeled columns for the different metadata elements. With the METS Tool, users can browse to a folder that contains items and create a METS file with a few simple clicks. Users can also easily create a METS file by entering bibliographic information and assigning page names and divisions to the structure map. The METS Tool allows users to easily create digital object packages with both metadata about the contents and the administrative metadata which are both necessary to make digital objects usable. The interface for the METS Tool is in English, Spanish, and French, and new translations are always welcome. METS Editor & Viewer Tool METS Editor & Viewer Tool