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

Using the METS Editor

Metadata Creation, Editing, and Saving

When the application is launched, the main screen below is displayed:

Figure 1: SobekCM METS Editor Main Form

Selecting one of the first two options on the main menu allows you create a new METS file or open an existing METS file. Once your metadata is created or open, you will be able to edit the metadata, create a structure map, and save the metadata in several different formats.

Batch Processing

In addition to allowing a user to work with a single metadata file, there are several batch processing options available. These options allow for mass creation of metadata from spreadsheets or CSV files, MARC21 data files, or OAI-PMH feed. If you have digital resources folders with metadata and digital resources files, you can also batch process across a set of directories.

All these batch processing options are accessible through the third link ( Batch METS file creation ) on the main menu of the SobekCM METS Editor.

Image Derivative Creation

The fourth link ( Create image derivatives for load ) allows the METS Editor to create image derivatives from archival TIFF files. This can be used for generally preparing images for loading in digital libraries. This works particularly well in preparation for loading into a SobekCM Digital Repository.

Related Links

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