Using ALTO with METS
ALTO was created for usage with METS. While using METS to wrap ALTO instances is not a requirement, most implementers have chosen to utilize ALTO inside of a METS wrapper. In order to do so, references can be made within the METS
The FILEID attribute on
The BEGIN attribute on
ALTO (Analyzed Layout and Text Object) is a XML Schema that details technical metadata for describing the layout and content of physical text resources, such as pages of a book or a newspaper. It most commonly serves as an extension schema used within the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Schema (METS) administrative metadata section. However, ALTO instances can also exist as a standalone document used independently of METS.
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