METS Editor and Viewer Poster : Archived Screenshots for Poster and Handouts

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Title:
METS Editor and Viewer Poster : Archived Screenshots for Poster and Handouts
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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Abstract:
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
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All rights reserved by the source institution.
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AA00001506:00002


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METS Editor & Viewer Tool for Librarie s, Archives, Museums, and More What is Metadata? Metadata is data about data or defined information about a particular thing Library and museum metadata may look something like this: Format: Greek Vase Date: 470 460 BC Height: 35 centimeters Title: [Greek Vase of Odysseus and Eumaiosthe Swineherd] Notes: Odyssey What is METS? Good metadat a is "constructed, constructive, and actionable" which includes being designed for sharing interoperability across a wide range of metadata standards to be use ful. 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 of metadata (bibliographic, geographic, authority) METS Editor & Viewer Tool The METS Editor & Viewer Tool contain s simple, template based, graphical user interfaces designed to automatically generate well formed metadata in MODS and METS wrappers from t emplate based user input. The METS Tool easily translates between metadata standards by creating, importing saving, and exporting to multiple formats Formats supported include: MODS Dublin Core MARC MARCXML EAD

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Spreadsheet data ( tabular a n d comma sepa rated ) Development The METS Editor & Viewer Tool is an open sou rce tool use d the State University Libraries of Flor ida, partners in the Digital Library of the Caribbean libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions The METS Tool best serves tho se working on digital projects or working with multiple metadata formats. The METS Tool was developed by the Digital Collections programmer for the University of Florida Libraries. The METS Tool was designed to support the complex needs for working with m ultiple types of metadata standards. New versio ns 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 running a Microsoft operating system from Wind ows XP up to Windows 7 or Server 2008. The newest version of the METS Tool is always available for download from the UF Digital Collections website. Functionality Because of the core focus on interoperability, the METS Tool supports METS/MODS, MARC, Dubli n Core, and EAD metadata formats. The 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 item s and create a METS file with a few simple clicks. Users can also easily create a METS file by entering bibliographic information and assign ing page names and divisions to the structure map. The METS Tool allows users to easily create digital object packag es with both metadata about the contents and the administrative metadata which are both necessary to make digital object s usable. The interface for the METS Tool is in English, Spanish, and French, and new translations are always w elcome References METS Editor & Viewer Tool, d ownload software and user g uide : http://ufdc.ufl.edu/software/mets Documentation on m etadata support and m appings: http://ufdc.ufl.ed u/help/metadata METS / Metadata Encoding & Transmission Standard: http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/ Presenters: Laurie Taylor, UF Digital Collections, Laurien@ufl.ed u Mark Sullivan, UF Digital Collections, marsull@uflib.ufl.edu