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

Saving in Different Formats


The primary purpose of this tool is to create METS files. However, the metadata can also be saved into a variety of other formats.

Save as METS

Once you are editing an existing or a new METS file, saving your new information is quite simple. 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. You may also choose to save from the top menu by selecting ActionSave.

Save as MarcXML, MODs, and Dublin Core

From the top menu you may also save the bibliographic information in different formats, by selecting ActionSave As..

Figure 1: Save As Options in Editing Form

Next, select the format in which you would like to save the metadata:

  • METS (this allows you to save the METS in a different location or with a non-standard name)
  • MarcXML
  • MODS
  • Dublin Core

If you opt to save the bibliographic information as Dublin Core, you need to choose the Dublin Core format you wish to use:

  • Dublin Core <records>
  • RDF Dublin Core

Trial and error with the two different formats should quickly reveal the differences between them.