SobekCM Technical Aspects
SobekCM METS Editor
Download and Install
Concepts and Preparation
Using the METS Editor
Creating a new METS
Editing an existing METS
Creating structure map
Saving in different formats
Spreadsheet or CSV File
Marc21 Data File
Image Derivative Creation
Preferences and Settings
First Launch Configuration
Changing your preferences
Batch Processing through a set of Directories
By selecting the third option ( Step through a series of directories ) from the Batching Menu, the SobekCM METS Editor can either create or update METS files through a deep folder structure. All resource files in the folders will be added to the METS file as well. This is a particularly useful way to take METS files generated from spreadsheets, csv files, or a marc21 data report and add related resource files in bulk.
Selecting the third option ( Step through a series of directories ) from the Batching Menu will launch the form:
This form allows you to select the parent directory to recurse through.
You must also select the type of metadata source file to read. This can either be a pre-existing METS file, a MODS file, a MarcXML file, or a Dublin Core description file. After selecting the type, either enter or select the filter used to determine which file to read. This can be a wildcarded type entry, such as in the populated examples, such as '*.mets', '*.mets.xml', or '*_dc.xml'. If all your metadata files are named the same, you can also enter the full name, such as 'dc.xml'.
If you select any source file other than METS, you will also need to chose how the METS ObjectID should be assigned. If you chose to have consecutive ObjectID's assigned in accordance to the SobekCM BibID pattern, the first BibID you enter must adhere to the following rules.
SobekCM Bibliographic Identifier (BibID) Rules
The BibID is a ten digit alphanumeric identifier used for SobekCM libraries which begins with at least two characters and ends with at least four numbers. Whatever you enter will be the beginning of the final BibID's, which also act as part of the ObjectID for the METS files.
If you enter a string less than 10 characters long, this will be the prefix. For example, entering 'ca008' will cause the first BibID assigned to be 'CA00800000', the second 'CA00800001', the third 'CA00800002', etc..
Entering a full BibID, such as 'MANIOC0123' will break the item into two parts and compute each BibID from the provided BibID. For example, entering 'MANIOC0123' will cause the first BibID assigned to be 'MANIOC0123', the second 'MANIOC0124', the third MANIOC0125', etc..
When you are done entering the necessary information, press the CONTINUE button.
Once the process begins, the form will become larger, and a progress bar and current status will be displayed throughout the process.
The process will run through the following steps: