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
      Batch Processes
            Spreadsheet or CSV File
            Marc21 Data File
            OAI-PMH Harvesting
            Directory/Metadata Update
      Image Derivative Creation
      Preferences and Settings
            First Launch Configuration
            Changing your preferences
            Release History

Editing an Existing METS File


The METS Editor can be used to edit existing METS files and can read many different formats of bibliographic metadata and can edit hierarchical structure maps within the METS files. You can also add or remove files from the METS package.

Process Instructions

Step 1: Open an existing METS file

From the main screen, select the second option ( Open existing METS file ). You may alternatively select: ActionOpen from the top menu to begin this process.

Figure 1: SobekCM METS Editor Main Form

Step 2: Edit existing metadata

This step will look different depending on your template and choices made through the metadata preferences and the first time you run the application.

Figure 2: Example Metadata Template Form

In this stage, you will either edit the bibliographic metadata, or import from an existing metadata file. You will also want to create the appropriate structure map for this item.

One you have sufficiently edited all the information, proceed to the final step.

Step 3: Save your METS file

You can save your new METS file by either selecting the APPLY button or FINISH button. The APPLY button will save your changes, while leaving the metadata file open for editing. The FINISH button will save your latest changes and close this editing template, returning you to the main menu.

For information on other options while saving, see saving in different formats.