Tech Talks Presentation by Mark Phillips, October 16, 2007


The Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) is an initiative of the Digital Library Federation. Maintained by the Library of Congress, it provides a standard vocabulary and set of data structures for encoding hierarchical digital object content and metadata.  METS employs a METS header, a descriptive metadata section, an administrative metadata section, a file section, and a structural map.  In this presentation we will learn more about these parts of METS, and discuss how METS may be applicable to digital collections in the UNT Libraries.

Full Presentation

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Introduction to METS (PDF)

Some file types require special programs to use or view.  Here are links to several of the most common programs:


About the Author:  Librarian Mark Phillips is head of the UNT Libraries' Digital Projects Unit.


Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 12:00pm