From JISC Standards Catalogue
- Metadata Standards
- The Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) is for encoding descriptive, administrative, and structural metadata regarding objects within a digital library, expressed using the XML schema language.
- The standard is maintained in the Network Development and MARC Standards Office of the Library of Congress, and is being developed as an initiative of the Digital Library Federation.
- The current version of METS Schema is 1.5
- The standard is actively developed and an open mailing list is available for support and discussion. It is often cited as one of the standards used in preservation initiatives.
- Risk Assessment
- Take-up Elsewhere
- The METS implementation registry contains descriptions of METS projects planned, in progress and fully-implemented.
- Further Information
- Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS), Library of Congress, <http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/>
- METS: Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard, JISC Techwatch Report TSW 02-05, Richard Gartner, Oct 2002, <http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=techwatch_report_0205>
- Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS), Cover Pages, <http://xml.coverpages.org/mets.html>
- Brian Kelly, UKOLN
Monica Duke (responsible for entry from September 2006)
- Date Created
- 7 Oct 2005
v2 (revised by Monica Duke 5th October 2006)
v1 (created by Brian Kelly)