Schema Documentation {http://www.loc.gov/METS/}

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Elements

| <agent> | <altRecordID> | <amdSec> | <area> | <behavior> | <behaviorSec> | <binData> | <digiprovMD> | <div> | <dmdSec> | <FContent> | <file> | <fileGrp> | <fileSec> | <FLocat> | <fptr> | <interfaceDef> | <mdRef> | <mdWrap> | <mechanism> | <mets> | <metsHdr> | <mptr> | <name> | <note> | <par> | <rightsMD> | <seq> | <smLink> | <sourceMD> | <stream> | <structLink> | <structMap> | <techMD> | <transformFile> | <xmlData>

Element <mets>

METS: Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard.
METS is intended to provide a standardized XML format for transmission of complex digital library objects between systems. As such, it can be seen as filling a role similar to that defined for the Submission Information Package (SIP), Archival Information Package (AIP) and Dissemination Information Package (DIP) in the Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System.
complexType | metsType
may contain | <metsHdr> | <dmdSec> | <amdSec> | <fileSec> | <structMap> | <structLink> | <behaviorSec>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value
OBJID: xsd:string   optional  
OBJID: an optional attribute recording a primary identifier assigned to the METS document.
LABEL: xsd:string   optional  
LABEL: an optional attribute providing a title/text string identifying the document for users.
TYPE: xsd:string   optional  
TYPE: an optional string attribute describing the type of object, e.g., book, journal, stereograph, etc.
PROFILE: xsd:string   optional  
PROFILE: an optional attribute providing a URI or other identifier for a METS profile to which this METS document conforms.
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Element <metsHdr>

minOccurs="0"
metsHdr: METS Header.
Like a TEI Header, the METS Header element records metadata about the METS document itself (not the digital library object that the METS document encodes). It has two possible subsidiary elements, agent (document agent) and altRecordID (alternative Record ID)..
may contain | <agent> | <altRecordID>
contained within | <mets>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value
ADMID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
ADMID: an optional attribute providing the XML ID values for the administrative metadata sections within this METS document applicable to this METS Document.
CREATEDATE: xsd:dateTime   optional  
CREATEDATE: an optional dateTime specifying when the METS document was created.
LASTMODDATE: xsd:dateTime   optional  
LASTMODDATE: an optional dateTime specifying when the METS document was last modified;
RECORDSTATUS: xsd:string   optional  
RECORDSTATUS: an optional string indicating the status of the METS document, to be used mainly for internal processing purposes.
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Element <agent>

minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"
agent: METS agent.
The agent element allows for various parties and their roles with respect to the METS document to be recorded.
may contain | <name> | <note>
contained within | <metsHdr>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID
ROLE:   required   | CREATOR | EDITOR | ARCHIVIST | PRESERVATION | DISSEMINATOR | CUSTODIAN | IPOWNER | OTHER
ROLE: a required attribute specifying the role played by the agent with respect to the METS object. ROLE must have one of the following seven values:
CREATOR: an agent responsible for creating the METS document
EDITOR: an agent responsible for editing the METS document
ARCHIVIST: an agent with archival responsibility for the METS document and/or the original sources used to create the METS object
PRESERVATION: an agent responsible for preserving the METS object and/or the original sources used to create the METS object
DISSEMINATOR: an agent responsible for distributing or publishing the METS object
CUSTODIAN: an agent with custodial responsibility for the METS object
IPOWNER: an agent with intellectual property rights in the METS object or some of its components.
OTHER: an agent with other rights/responsibilities with respect to the METS object not set forth above.
OTHERROLE: xsd:string   optional  
OTHERROLE:
an optional string attribute to specify the particular role an agent plays with respect to a METS object or its sources, to be used if the ROLE attribute has a value of OTHER.
TYPE:   optional   | INDIVIDUAL | ORGANIZATION | OTHER
TYPE: an optional attribute to specify the nature of the agent acting with respect to the METS object. It can take one of three values:
INDIVIDUAL: a single, human agent
ORGANIZATION: a collective entity
OTHER: some other form of agent (e.g., a software agent)
OTHERTYPE: xsd:string   optional  
OTHERTYPE: an optional string to indicate the particular type of agent, to be used if a value of OTHER is indicated in the agent's TYPE attribute.
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Element <name>

type="xsd:string"
name:The full name of the METS document agent.
may contain
contained within | <agent>

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Element <note>

type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"
note: Any additional information regarding the agent's activities with respect to the METS document.
may contain
contained within | <agent>

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Element <altRecordID>

minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"
altRecordID: Alternative Record ID.
This element allows for documentation of alternative ID values for the METS document in addition to the primary ID stored in the OBJID attribute in the root METS element.
contained within | <metsHdr>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value
TYPE: xsd:string   optional  
TYPE: an optional string describing the type of identifier (e.g., OCLC #, LCCN, etc.).
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Element <dmdSec>

type="mdSecType" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"
dmdSec: Description Metadata Section.
This section records all of the descriptive metadata for all items in the METS object (including both structural map divs and descriptive metadata for data files). Metadata can be either included in the METS hub document (mdWrap) or referenced via an identifier/locator (mdRef), a la Warwick Framework. Multiple dmdSec elements are allowed so that descriptive metadata can be recorded for each separate item within the METS object.
may contain | <mdRef> | <mdWrap>
contained within | <mets>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   required  
ID: a required XML ID value
GROUPID: xsd:string   optional  
GROUPID: an optional string attribute providing an identifier that may be used to indicate that different metadata sections may be considered as part of a single group. Two metadata sections with the same GROUPID value are to be considered part of the same group. This facility might be used, for example, to group changed versions of the same metadata if previous versions are maintained in a file for tracking purposes;
ADMID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
ADMID: an optional attribute providing the XML ID attribute values for administrative metadata elements which apply to the current descriptive or administrative metadata. Typically used to reference preservation metadata which applies to the current metadata.
CREATED: xsd:dateTime   optional  
CREATED: an optional dateTime attribute specifying the date and time of creation for the metadata.
STATUS: xsd:string   optional  
STATUS: an optional string attribute indicating the status of this metadata (e.g., superceded, current, etc.).
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Element <amdSec>

type="amdSecType" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"
amdSec: Administrative Metadata Section.
This section records all of the administrative metadata for all items in the METS object (including structural map divs, data files, descriptive metadata sections and adminstrative metadata sections themselves), and is divided into four subsections: techMD (technical metadata), rightsMD (intellectual property rights metadata), sourceMD (analog/digital source metadata), and digiprovMD (digital provenance metadata). Each of these subsections follows the mdSecType model, so that they can either include metadata within the METS hub document (mdWrap) or reference it via an identifier/locator (mdRef). Multiple techMD, rightsMD, sourceMD and digiprovMD elements are allowed so that administrative metadata can be recorded for each separate item within the METS object.
may contain | <techMD> | <rightsMD> | <sourceMD> | <digiprovMD>
contained within | <mets>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value
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Element <fileSec>

minOccurs="0"
fileSec: Content File Section.
The content file section records information regarding all of the data files which comprise the digital library object.
may contain | <fileGrp>
contained within | <mets>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value
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Element <fileGrp>

maxOccurs="unbounded"
fileGrp: File Group
This element allows for the grouping of content files into sets (all of the master images for a work, all of the images for a particular page, etc.).
complexType | fileGrpType
may contain | <fileGrp> | <file>
contained within | <fileSec> | <fileGrp> | <fileGrp>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value.
VERSDATE: xsd:dateTime   optional  
VERSDATE: an optional dateTime attribute specifying the date this version/fileGrp of the digital object was created.
ADMID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
ADMID: an optional attribute specifying the XML ID values for administrative metadata sections in the METS document that provide information applicable to all of the files in this particular file group.
USE: xsd:string   optional  
USE: an optional string attribute indicating the intended use of all the files within this file group (e.g., master, reference, thumbnails for image files).
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Element <structMap>

type="structMapType" maxOccurs="unbounded"
structMap: Structural Map.
The structural map is the heart of a METS document, defining the hierarchical arrangement of a primary source document which has been digitized. This hierarchy is encoded as a tree of 'div' elements. Any given 'div' can point to another METS document via the 'mptr' element, or to a single file, to a group of files, or to segments of individual files or groups of files through the 'fptr' and subsidiary elements.
may contain | <div>
contained within | <mets>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value.
TYPE: xsd:string   optional  
TYPE: an optional string attribute specifying the type of structural map provided. Typical values will be "PHYSICAL" for a map which describes the physical composition of the original work (a series with individual monographs with pages) and "LOGICAL" for one which describes the intellectual structure of the work (a monograph with TOC, forward, chapters, index., etc.);
LABEL: xsd:string   optional  
LABEL: an optional string attribute which may be used to describe the structMap to users. This is primarily useful where more than one structMap is provided for a single object (e.g., both logical and physical structMap).
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Element <structLink>

minOccurs="0"
structLink: Structural Map Linking.
The Structural Map Linking section allows for the specification of hyperlinks between different components of a METS structure delineated in a structural map.
complexType | structLinkType
may contain | <smLink>
contained within | <mets>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value
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Element <behaviorSec>

type="behaviorSecType" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"
behaviorSec: Behavior Section. This section records executable behaviors that are associated with content in the METS object.
may contain | <behaviorSec> | <behavior>
contained within | <mets> | <behaviorSec> | <behaviorSec>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value.
CREATED: xsd:dateTime   optional  
CREATED: an optional dateTime attribute specifying when the behaviorSec was created.
LABEL: xsd:string   optional  
LABEL: an optional string attribute providing a text description of the behaviorSec.
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Element <techMD>

type="mdSecType" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"
techMD: technical metadata.
The techMD element provides a wrapper around a generic metadata section, which should contain technical metadata regarding a file or files.
may contain | <mdRef> | <mdWrap>
contained within | <amdSec>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   required  
ID: a required XML ID value
GROUPID: xsd:string   optional  
GROUPID: an optional string attribute providing an identifier that may be used to indicate that different metadata sections may be considered as part of a single group. Two metadata sections with the same GROUPID value are to be considered part of the same group. This facility might be used, for example, to group changed versions of the same metadata if previous versions are maintained in a file for tracking purposes;
ADMID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
ADMID: an optional attribute providing the XML ID attribute values for administrative metadata elements which apply to the current descriptive or administrative metadata. Typically used to reference preservation metadata which applies to the current metadata.
CREATED: xsd:dateTime   optional  
CREATED: an optional dateTime attribute specifying the date and time of creation for the metadata.
STATUS: xsd:string   optional  
STATUS: an optional string attribute indicating the status of this metadata (e.g., superceded, current, etc.).
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Element <rightsMD>

type="mdSecType" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"
rightsMD: intellectual property rights metadata.
The rightsMD element provides a wrapper around a generic metadata section, which should contain IP rights metadata.
may contain | <mdRef> | <mdWrap>
contained within | <amdSec>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   required  
ID: a required XML ID value
GROUPID: xsd:string   optional  
GROUPID: an optional string attribute providing an identifier that may be used to indicate that different metadata sections may be considered as part of a single group. Two metadata sections with the same GROUPID value are to be considered part of the same group. This facility might be used, for example, to group changed versions of the same metadata if previous versions are maintained in a file for tracking purposes;
ADMID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
ADMID: an optional attribute providing the XML ID attribute values for administrative metadata elements which apply to the current descriptive or administrative metadata. Typically used to reference preservation metadata which applies to the current metadata.
CREATED: xsd:dateTime   optional  
CREATED: an optional dateTime attribute specifying the date and time of creation for the metadata.
STATUS: xsd:string   optional  
STATUS: an optional string attribute indicating the status of this metadata (e.g., superceded, current, etc.).
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Element <sourceMD>

type="mdSecType" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"
sourceMD: source metadata.
The sourceMD element provides a wrapper around a generic metadata section which should contain descriptive or administrative metadata regarding the original source materials used to create the METS object.
may contain | <mdRef> | <mdWrap>
contained within | <amdSec>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   required  
ID: a required XML ID value
GROUPID: xsd:string   optional  
GROUPID: an optional string attribute providing an identifier that may be used to indicate that different metadata sections may be considered as part of a single group. Two metadata sections with the same GROUPID value are to be considered part of the same group. This facility might be used, for example, to group changed versions of the same metadata if previous versions are maintained in a file for tracking purposes;
ADMID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
ADMID: an optional attribute providing the XML ID attribute values for administrative metadata elements which apply to the current descriptive or administrative metadata. Typically used to reference preservation metadata which applies to the current metadata.
CREATED: xsd:dateTime   optional  
CREATED: an optional dateTime attribute specifying the date and time of creation for the metadata.
STATUS: xsd:string   optional  
STATUS: an optional string attribute indicating the status of this metadata (e.g., superceded, current, etc.).
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Element <digiprovMD>

type="mdSecType" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"
digiprovMD: digital provenance metadata.
The digiprovMD element provides a wrapper around a generic metadata section, which should contain information regarding the ultimate origin of a digital object and the derivation of its current elements. This includes recording master/derivative relationships between various files which currently represent the object, as well recording any transformations or migrations undergone by files composing the digital object subsequent to the initial digitization of an item or, in the case of born digital materials, the files' creation. In short, digiprovMD should be used to record information to allow both archival/library staff and scholars to understand what modifications have been performed to a digital object during its life cycle in order to judge how those processes might have altered or corrupted the object's ability to accurately represent the original item.
may contain | <mdRef> | <mdWrap>
contained within | <amdSec>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   required  
ID: a required XML ID value
GROUPID: xsd:string   optional  
GROUPID: an optional string attribute providing an identifier that may be used to indicate that different metadata sections may be considered as part of a single group. Two metadata sections with the same GROUPID value are to be considered part of the same group. This facility might be used, for example, to group changed versions of the same metadata if previous versions are maintained in a file for tracking purposes;
ADMID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
ADMID: an optional attribute providing the XML ID attribute values for administrative metadata elements which apply to the current descriptive or administrative metadata. Typically used to reference preservation metadata which applies to the current metadata.
CREATED: xsd:dateTime   optional  
CREATED: an optional dateTime attribute specifying the date and time of creation for the metadata.
STATUS: xsd:string   optional  
STATUS: an optional string attribute indicating the status of this metadata (e.g., superceded, current, etc.).
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Element <fileGrp>

type="fileGrpType" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"
may contain | <fileGrp> | <file>
contained within | <fileSec> | <fileGrp> | <fileGrp>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value.
VERSDATE: xsd:dateTime   optional  
VERSDATE: an optional dateTime attribute specifying the date this version/fileGrp of the digital object was created.
ADMID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
ADMID: an optional attribute specifying the XML ID values for administrative metadata sections in the METS document that provide information applicable to all of the files in this particular file group.
USE: xsd:string   optional  
USE: an optional string attribute indicating the intended use of all the files within this file group (e.g., master, reference, thumbnails for image files).
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Element <file>

minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded" type="fileType"
may contain | <FLocat> | <FContent> | <stream> | <transformFile> | <file>
contained within | <fileGrp> | <fileGrp> | <file> | <file>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   required  
ID: an XML ID value.
MIMETYPE: xsd:string   optional  
MIMETYPE: an optional string attribute providing the MIME type for the file.
SEQ: xsd:int   optional  
SEQ: an optional integer indicating the sequence of this file relative to the others in its file group.
SIZE: xsd:long   optional  
SIZE: an optional long integer specifying the size of the file in bytes.
CREATED: xsd:dateTime   optional  
CREATED: an optional dateTime providing the date of creation for the file.
CHECKSUM: xsd:string   optional  
CHECKSUM: an optional string attribute providing a checksum value for the included file.
CHECKSUMTYPE:   optional   | HAVAL | MD5 | SHA-1 | SHA-256 | SHA-384 | SHA-512 | TIGER | WHIRLPOOL
CHECKSUMTYPE: an optional attribute specifying the checksum algorithm used to produce the value contained in the CHECKSUM attribute. CHECKSUMTYPE must contain one of the following values:
HAVAL
MD5
SHA-1
SHA-256
SHA-384
SHA-512
TIGER
WHIRLPOOL
OWNERID: xsd:string   optional  
OWNERID: an optional string attribute which may be used to provide a unique identifier (including a URI) assigned to the file which may differ from the URI used to retrieve the file.
ADMID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
ADMID: an optional attribute used to list the XML ID attribute values for administrative metadata sections in the METS document that provide information regarding this file.
DMDID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
DMDID: an optional attribute used to list the XML ID attribute values for descriptive metadata sections in the METS document that provide information regarding this file.
GROUPID: xsd:string   optional  
GROUPID: an optional string attribute which may be used to record an identifier that establishes a correspondence between this file and files in other file groups. For example, a master image in one file group would share the same GROUPID value with a reference copy in a second file group and a thumbnail image in a third file group.
USE: xsd:string   optional  
USE: an optional string attribute indicating the intended use of this file (e.g., "master", "reference", "thumbnail" for image files).
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Element <div>

type="divType"
div: Division.
The METS standard represents a document structurally as a series of nested div elements, that is, as a hierarchy (e.g., a book, which is composed of chapters, which are composed of subchapters, which are composed of text). Every div node in the structural map hierarchy may be connected (via subsidiary mptr or fptr elements) to content files which represent that div's portion of the whole document.
may contain | <mptr> | <fptr> | <div>
contained within | <structMap> | <div> | <div>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value.
ORDER: xsd:integer   optional  
ORDER: an optional integer representation of this div's order among its siblings (e.g., its sequence).
ORDERLABEL: xsd:string   optional  
ORDERLABEL: an optional string representation of this div's order among its siblings (e.g., "xii"), or a non-integer native numbering system. It is presumed that this value will still be machine-actionable (e.g., supports a page 'go to' function), and is not a replacement/substitute for the LABEL attribute.
LABEL: xsd:string   optional  
LABEL: an optional string label to describe this div to an end user viewing the document, as per a table of contents entry (NB: a div LABEL should be specific to its level in the structural map. In the case of a book with chapters, the book div LABEL should have the book title, and the chapter div LABELS should have the individual chapter titles, rather than having the chapter div LABELs combine both book title and chapter title).
DMDID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
DMDID: an optional attribute providing the XML ID values for the descriptive metadata sections within this METS document applicable to this div.
ADMID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
ADMID: an optional attribute providing the XML ID values for the administrative metadata sections within this METS document applicable to this div.
TYPE: xsd:string   optional  
TYPE: an optional string attribute for specifying a type of division (e.g., chapter, article, page, etc.).
CONTENTIDS: URIs   optional  
CONTENTIDS: Content IDs for this division (equivalent to DIDL DII)
: xlink:label    
xlink:label - an xlink label to be referred to by an smLink element
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Element <mptr>

minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"
mptr: METS Pointer.
The mptr element allows a div to be associated with a separate METS document containing the content corresponding with that div, rather than pointing to an internal file or file group. A typical instance of this would be the case of a METS document for a journal run, with a div elements for each individual journal issue. The div elements for the issues might point to separate METS documents for each issue, rather than having files and file groups for every issue encoded in one document.
NOTE: mptr is an empty element. The location of the resource pointed to MUST be stored in the xlink:href attribute.
contained within | <div> | <div>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value.
CONTENTIDS: URIs   optional  
CONTENTIDS: Content IDs for this division (equivalent to DIDL DII)

attributeGroup ref:LOCATION

LOCTYPE:   required   | ARK | URN | URL | PURL | HANDLE | DOI | OTHER
LOCTYPE: Location Type
the type of locator used to reference a file. It must have one of the following values:
URN: Uniform Resource Name
URL: Uniform Resource Locator
PURL: Persistent URL
HANDLE: a CNRI Handle
DOI: A Digital Object Identifier
OTHER: a form of locator not specified above.
OTHERLOCTYPE: xsd:string   optional  
OTHERLOCTYPE: an optional
string attribute used to indicate an alternative LOCTYPE if the LOCTYPE attribute itself has a value of "OTHER";

attributeGroup ref:xlink:simpleLink

attributeGroup ref:LOCATION

LOCTYPE:   required   | ARK | URN | URL | PURL | HANDLE | DOI | OTHER
LOCTYPE: Location Type
the type of locator used to reference a file. It must have one of the following values:
URN: Uniform Resource Name
URL: Uniform Resource Locator
PURL: Persistent URL
HANDLE: a CNRI Handle
DOI: A Digital Object Identifier
OTHER: a form of locator not specified above.
OTHERLOCTYPE: xsd:string   optional  
OTHERLOCTYPE: an optional
string attribute used to indicate an alternative LOCTYPE if the LOCTYPE attribute itself has a value of "OTHER";

attributeGroup ref:xlink:simpleLink

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Element <fptr>

minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"
fptr: File Pointer.
The fptr element associates a div element with content files that represent that div. It can either point to a file directly itself, via the FILEID attribute, or it can do more complex links to content via the subsidiary area, par and seq elements.
may contain | <par> | <seq> | <area>
contained within | <div> | <div>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value.
FILEID: xsd:IDREF   optional  
FILEID: an IDREF to the file element which corresponds with the div containing this ftpr.
CONTENTIDS: URIs   optional  
CONTENTIDS: Content IDs for this division (equivalent to DIDL DII)
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Element <par>

minOccurs="0"
par: Parallel files.
The par element should used to link a div to a set of content files when those files should be played/displayed in unison to deliver the content to the user (e.g., displaying a text transcript simultaneously with playing an audio file). A par element has two possible subsidiary elements, which should be used in different cases. In cases where each bytestream to be played in parallel can fit in a single file, you should use subsidiary <area> elements within the par element to point to those files. However, in some cases, bytestreams which should be played in parallel are too large to fit in a single file (high quality multi-track audio, or video). In those cases, you should use subsidiary <seq> elements, where each <seq> contains the files comprising a particular bytestream in the order they should be played back. So, for example, in the case where you had an audio recording which had to be split into three different, sequential files, and a text transcription of the recording in a single file, you would use a par element containing two seq elements. The first seq element would contain three area elements, one for each audio file; the second seq element would contain a single area element, for the text transcription file.
may contain | <area> | <seq>
contained within | <fptr>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value.
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Element <area>

type="areaType" maxOccurs="unbounded"
may contain
contained within | <fptr> | <par> | <seq> | <seq>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value.
FILEID: xsd:IDREF   required  
FILEID: a mandatory IDREF to the file element being pointed to by the div.
SHAPE:   optional   | RECT | CIRCLE | POLY
SHAPE: an optional string attribute defining the shape of a two-dimensional area being referenced within a linked content file. It must have one of the following values:
RECT: rectangular area
CIRCLE: a circular area
POLY: an irregular polygon.
The SHAPE attribute should be used as in HTML 4.
COORDS: xsd:string   optional  
COORDS: an optional string attribute listing a set of visual coordinates within an image (still image or video frame). The COORDS attribute should be used as in HTML 4.
BEGIN: xsd:string   optional  
BEGIN: an optional string attribute specifying the beginning location for a subpart of the referenced file. Used with the END attribute.
END: xsd:string   optional  
END: an optional string attribute specifying the ending location for a subpart of the referenced file. Used with the BEGIN attribute.
BETYPE:   optional   | BYTE | IDREF | SMIL | MIDI | SMPTE-25 | SMPTE-24 | SMPTE-DF30 | SMPTE-NDF30 | SMPTE-DF29.97 | SMPTE-NDF29.97 | TIME | TCF
BETYPE: Begin/End Type.
An optional attribute specifying the syntax used in the values recorded in the BEGIN and END attributes. It must have one of the following values:
BYTE: a byte offset
IDREF: an XML ID value for an element in the content file
SMIL: a SMIL time value
MIDI: a MIDI time code
SMPTE-25: SMPTE time code for 25 frame/second material
SMPTE-24: SMPTE time code for 24 frame/second material
SMPTE-DF30: SMPTE time code for 30 frame/second drop frame material
SMPTE-NDF30: SMPTE time code for 30 frame/second non-drop frame material
SMPTE-DF29.97: SMPTE time code for 29.97 frame/second drop frame material
SMPTE-NDF29.97: SMPTE time code for 29.97 frame/second non-drop frame material
TIME: a simple time code of the form HH:MM:SS
TCF: a Time code Character Format value
EXTENT: xsd:string   optional  
EXTENT: an optional string attribute specifying the duration of the segment pointed to by the area element.
EXTTYPE:   optional   | BYTE | SMIL | MIDI | SMPTE-25 | SMPTE-24 | SMPTE-DF30 | SMPTE-NDF30 | SMPTE-DF29.97 | SMPTE-NDF29.97 | TIME | TCF
EXTTYPE: Extent Type
an option attribute specifying the syntax used for the value in the EXTENT attribute. See the BETYPE attribute for the specific values which may be used in EXTTYPE.
ADMID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
ADMID: an optional attribute listing the XML ID values for the administrative metadata sections within the METS document that provide information regarding this area.
CONTENTIDS: URIs   optional  
CONTENTIDS: Content IDs for this division (equivalent to DIDL DII)
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Element <seq>

type="seqType" maxOccurs="unbounded"
may contain | <area>
contained within | <fptr> | <par>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value.
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Element <seq>

type="seqType" minOccurs="0"
seq: Sequence of files.
The seq element should be used to link a div to a set of content files when those files should be played/displayed sequentially to deliver content to a user. See the seqType documentation for more details.
may contain | <area>
contained within | <fptr> | <par>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value.
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Element <area>

type="areaType" minOccurs="0"
area: file area
The area element provides for more sophisticated linking between a div element and content files representing that div, be they text, image, audio, or video files. An area element can link a div to a point within a file, to a one-dimension segment of a file (e.g., text screen, image line, audio/video clip), or a two-dimensional section of a file (e.g, subsection of an image, or a subsection of the video display of a video file. See the areaType documentation for more details.
may contain
contained within | <fptr> | <par> | <seq> | <seq>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value.
FILEID: xsd:IDREF   required  
FILEID: a mandatory IDREF to the file element being pointed to by the div.
SHAPE:   optional   | RECT | CIRCLE | POLY
SHAPE: an optional string attribute defining the shape of a two-dimensional area being referenced within a linked content file. It must have one of the following values:
RECT: rectangular area
CIRCLE: a circular area
POLY: an irregular polygon.
The SHAPE attribute should be used as in HTML 4.
COORDS: xsd:string   optional  
COORDS: an optional string attribute listing a set of visual coordinates within an image (still image or video frame). The COORDS attribute should be used as in HTML 4.
BEGIN: xsd:string   optional  
BEGIN: an optional string attribute specifying the beginning location for a subpart of the referenced file. Used with the END attribute.
END: xsd:string   optional  
END: an optional string attribute specifying the ending location for a subpart of the referenced file. Used with the BEGIN attribute.
BETYPE:   optional   | BYTE | IDREF | SMIL | MIDI | SMPTE-25 | SMPTE-24 | SMPTE-DF30 | SMPTE-NDF30 | SMPTE-DF29.97 | SMPTE-NDF29.97 | TIME | TCF
BETYPE: Begin/End Type.
An optional attribute specifying the syntax used in the values recorded in the BEGIN and END attributes. It must have one of the following values:
BYTE: a byte offset
IDREF: an XML ID value for an element in the content file
SMIL: a SMIL time value
MIDI: a MIDI time code
SMPTE-25: SMPTE time code for 25 frame/second material
SMPTE-24: SMPTE time code for 24 frame/second material
SMPTE-DF30: SMPTE time code for 30 frame/second drop frame material
SMPTE-NDF30: SMPTE time code for 30 frame/second non-drop frame material
SMPTE-DF29.97: SMPTE time code for 29.97 frame/second drop frame material
SMPTE-NDF29.97: SMPTE time code for 29.97 frame/second non-drop frame material
TIME: a simple time code of the form HH:MM:SS
TCF: a Time code Character Format value
EXTENT: xsd:string   optional  
EXTENT: an optional string attribute specifying the duration of the segment pointed to by the area element.
EXTTYPE:   optional   | BYTE | SMIL | MIDI | SMPTE-25 | SMPTE-24 | SMPTE-DF30 | SMPTE-NDF30 | SMPTE-DF29.97 | SMPTE-NDF29.97 | TIME | TCF
EXTTYPE: Extent Type
an option attribute specifying the syntax used for the value in the EXTENT attribute. See the BETYPE attribute for the specific values which may be used in EXTTYPE.
ADMID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
ADMID: an optional attribute listing the XML ID values for the administrative metadata sections within the METS document that provide information regarding this area.
CONTENTIDS: URIs   optional  
CONTENTIDS: Content IDs for this division (equivalent to DIDL DII)
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Element <div>

type="divType" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"
may contain | <mptr> | <fptr> | <div>
contained within | <structMap> | <div> | <div>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value.
ORDER: xsd:integer   optional  
ORDER: an optional integer representation of this div's order among its siblings (e.g., its sequence).
ORDERLABEL: xsd:string   optional  
ORDERLABEL: an optional string representation of this div's order among its siblings (e.g., "xii"), or a non-integer native numbering system. It is presumed that this value will still be machine-actionable (e.g., supports a page 'go to' function), and is not a replacement/substitute for the LABEL attribute.
LABEL: xsd:string   optional  
LABEL: an optional string label to describe this div to an end user viewing the document, as per a table of contents entry (NB: a div LABEL should be specific to its level in the structural map. In the case of a book with chapters, the book div LABEL should have the book title, and the chapter div LABELS should have the individual chapter titles, rather than having the chapter div LABELs combine both book title and chapter title).
DMDID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
DMDID: an optional attribute providing the XML ID values for the descriptive metadata sections within this METS document applicable to this div.
ADMID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
ADMID: an optional attribute providing the XML ID values for the administrative metadata sections within this METS document applicable to this div.
TYPE: xsd:string   optional  
TYPE: an optional string attribute for specifying a type of division (e.g., chapter, article, page, etc.).
CONTENTIDS: URIs   optional  
CONTENTIDS: Content IDs for this division (equivalent to DIDL DII)
: xlink:label    
xlink:label - an xlink label to be referred to by an smLink element
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Element <area>

type="areaType" maxOccurs="unbounded"
may contain
contained within | <fptr> | <par> | <seq> | <seq>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value.
FILEID: xsd:IDREF   required  
FILEID: a mandatory IDREF to the file element being pointed to by the div.
SHAPE:   optional   | RECT | CIRCLE | POLY
SHAPE: an optional string attribute defining the shape of a two-dimensional area being referenced within a linked content file. It must have one of the following values:
RECT: rectangular area
CIRCLE: a circular area
POLY: an irregular polygon.
The SHAPE attribute should be used as in HTML 4.
COORDS: xsd:string   optional  
COORDS: an optional string attribute listing a set of visual coordinates within an image (still image or video frame). The COORDS attribute should be used as in HTML 4.
BEGIN: xsd:string   optional  
BEGIN: an optional string attribute specifying the beginning location for a subpart of the referenced file. Used with the END attribute.
END: xsd:string   optional  
END: an optional string attribute specifying the ending location for a subpart of the referenced file. Used with the BEGIN attribute.
BETYPE:   optional   | BYTE | IDREF | SMIL | MIDI | SMPTE-25 | SMPTE-24 | SMPTE-DF30 | SMPTE-NDF30 | SMPTE-DF29.97 | SMPTE-NDF29.97 | TIME | TCF
BETYPE: Begin/End Type.
An optional attribute specifying the syntax used in the values recorded in the BEGIN and END attributes. It must have one of the following values:
BYTE: a byte offset
IDREF: an XML ID value for an element in the content file
SMIL: a SMIL time value
MIDI: a MIDI time code
SMPTE-25: SMPTE time code for 25 frame/second material
SMPTE-24: SMPTE time code for 24 frame/second material
SMPTE-DF30: SMPTE time code for 30 frame/second drop frame material
SMPTE-NDF30: SMPTE time code for 30 frame/second non-drop frame material
SMPTE-DF29.97: SMPTE time code for 29.97 frame/second drop frame material
SMPTE-NDF29.97: SMPTE time code for 29.97 frame/second non-drop frame material
TIME: a simple time code of the form HH:MM:SS
TCF: a Time code Character Format value
EXTENT: xsd:string   optional  
EXTENT: an optional string attribute specifying the duration of the segment pointed to by the area element.
EXTTYPE:   optional   | BYTE | SMIL | MIDI | SMPTE-25 | SMPTE-24 | SMPTE-DF30 | SMPTE-NDF30 | SMPTE-DF29.97 | SMPTE-NDF29.97 | TIME | TCF
EXTTYPE: Extent Type
an option attribute specifying the syntax used for the value in the EXTENT attribute. See the BETYPE attribute for the specific values which may be used in EXTTYPE.
ADMID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
ADMID: an optional attribute listing the XML ID values for the administrative metadata sections within the METS document that provide information regarding this area.
CONTENTIDS: URIs   optional  
CONTENTIDS: Content IDs for this division (equivalent to DIDL DII)
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Element <smLink>

maxOccurs="unbounded"
smLink: structural map Link
An element linking two elements in the structural map, used to indicate that a hyperlink exists between the two METS components represented by the two structural map nodes. You would use smLink, for example, to record the existence of hypertext links between web pages, if you wish to record those links' existence inside of METS.
contained within | <structLink>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value.
: xlink:arcrole   optional  

xlink:arcrole - the role of the link, as per the xlink specification. See http://www.w3.org/TR/xlink/
: xlink:title   optional  

xlink:title - a title for the link (if needed), as per the xlink specification. See http://www.w3.org/TR/xlink/
: xlink:show   optional  

xlink:show - see the xlink specification at http://www.w3.org/TR/xlink/
: xlink:actuate   optional  

xlink:actuate - see the xlink specification at http://www.w3.org/TR/xlink/
: xlink:to   required  

xlink:to - the value of the label for the element in the structMap you are linking to.
: xlink:from   required  

xlink:from - the value of the label for the element in the structMap you are linking from.
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Element <behaviorSec>

type="behaviorSecType" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"
may contain | <behaviorSec> | <behavior>
contained within | <mets> | <behaviorSec> | <behaviorSec>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value.
CREATED: xsd:dateTime   optional  
CREATED: an optional dateTime attribute specifying when the behaviorSec was created.
LABEL: xsd:string   optional  
LABEL: an optional string attribute providing a text description of the behaviorSec.
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Element <behavior>

type="behaviorType" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"
may contain | <interfaceDef> | <mechanism>
contained within | <behaviorSec> | <behaviorSec>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   required  
ID: a required XML ID value for the element
STRUCTID: xsd:IDREFS   required  
STRUCTID: Structural Map IDS
IDREFS to structMap sections or divs within a structMap in the METS document. The content that the STRUCTID attribute points to is considered "input" to the behavior mechanism (executable) defined for the behavior.
BTYPE: xsd:string   optional  
BTYPE: Behavior Type
an optional string attribute providing an identifier for a given set of related behaviors.
CREATED: xsd:dateTime   optional  
CREATED: an optional dateTime attribute specifying a date this behavior was created.
LABEL: xsd:string   optional  
LABEL: an optional string attribute providing a description of the behavior.
GROUPID: xsd:string   optional  
GROUPID: an optional string attribute providing an identifier that establishes a correspondence between this behavior and other behaviors. Typically, this will be used to facilitate versioning of behaviors.
ADMID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
ADMID: an optional attribute listing the XML ID values of administrative metadata sections within the METS document pertaining to this behavior.
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Element <interfaceDef>

type="objectType" minOccurs="0"
interfaceDef: interface definition object.
The interface definition element contains a pointer an abstract definition of a set of related behaviors. These abstract behaviors can be associated with the content of a METS object. The interface definition element will be a pointer to another object (an interface definition object). An interface definition object could be another METS object, or some other entity (e.g., a WSDL file). Ideally, an interface definition object should contain metadata that describes a set of behaviors or methods. It may also contain files that describe the intended usage of the behaviors, and possibly files that represent different expressions of the interface definition. The interfaceDef element is optional to allow for cases where an interface definition can be obtained from a behavior mechanism object (see the mechanism element of the behaviorSec).
may contain
contained within | <behavior>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value
LABEL: xsd:string   optional  
LABEL: an optional string attribute providing a description of the object that is being linked to.

attributeGroup ref:LOCATION

LOCTYPE:   required   | ARK | URN | URL | PURL | HANDLE | DOI | OTHER
LOCTYPE: Location Type
the type of locator used to reference a file. It must have one of the following values:
URN: Uniform Resource Name
URL: Uniform Resource Locator
PURL: Persistent URL
HANDLE: a CNRI Handle
DOI: A Digital Object Identifier
OTHER: a form of locator not specified above.
OTHERLOCTYPE: xsd:string   optional  
OTHERLOCTYPE: an optional
string attribute used to indicate an alternative LOCTYPE if the LOCTYPE attribute itself has a value of "OTHER";

attributeGroup ref:xlink:simpleLink

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Element <mechanism>

type="objectType"
mechanism: executable mechanism.
A mechanism element contains a pointer to an executable code module that implements a set of behaviors defined by an interface definition. The mechanism element will be a pointer to another object (a mechanism object). A mechanism object could be another METS object, or some other entity (e.g., a WSDL file). A mechanism object should contain executable code, pointers to executable code, or specifications for binding to network services (e.g., web services).
may contain
contained within | <behavior>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value
LABEL: xsd:string   optional  
LABEL: an optional string attribute providing a description of the object that is being linked to.

attributeGroup ref:LOCATION

LOCTYPE:   required   | ARK | URN | URL | PURL | HANDLE | DOI | OTHER
LOCTYPE: Location Type
the type of locator used to reference a file. It must have one of the following values:
URN: Uniform Resource Name
URL: Uniform Resource Locator
PURL: Persistent URL
HANDLE: a CNRI Handle
DOI: A Digital Object Identifier
OTHER: a form of locator not specified above.
OTHERLOCTYPE: xsd:string   optional  
OTHERLOCTYPE: an optional
string attribute used to indicate an alternative LOCTYPE if the LOCTYPE attribute itself has a value of "OTHER";

attributeGroup ref:xlink:simpleLink

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Element <mdRef>

minOccurs="0"
mdRef: metadata reference.
The mdRef element is a generic element used throughout the METS schema to provide a pointer to metadata which resides outside the METS document. NB: mdRef is an empty element. The location of the metadata must be recorded in the xlink:href attribute, supplemented by the XPTR attribute as needed.
contained within | <dmdSec> | <techMD> | <rightsMD> | <sourceMD> | <digiprovMD>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value
MIMETYPE: xsd:string   optional  
MIMETYPE: an optional string attribute providing the MIME type for the metadata being pointed at
LABEL: xsd:string   optional  
LABEL: an optional string attribute providing a label to display to the viewer of the METS document identifying the metadata
XPTR: xsd:string   optional  
XPTR: an optional string attribute for providing an xptr to a location within the file pointed to by the mdRef element, if applicable.

attributeGroup ref:LOCATION

LOCTYPE:   required   | ARK | URN | URL | PURL | HANDLE | DOI | OTHER
LOCTYPE: Location Type
the type of locator used to reference a file. It must have one of the following values:
URN: Uniform Resource Name
URL: Uniform Resource Locator
PURL: Persistent URL
HANDLE: a CNRI Handle
DOI: A Digital Object Identifier
OTHER: a form of locator not specified above.
OTHERLOCTYPE: xsd:string   optional  
OTHERLOCTYPE: an optional
string attribute used to indicate an alternative LOCTYPE if the LOCTYPE attribute itself has a value of "OTHER";

attributeGroup ref:xlink:simpleLink

attributeGroup ref:METADATA

MDTYPE:   required   | MARC | MODS | EAD | DC | NISOIMG | LC-AV | VRA | TEIHDR | DDI | FGDC | LOM | PREMIS | OTHER
MDTYPE: a required attribute specifying the yype of metadata being pointed at (e.g., MARC, EAD, etc.). It must have one of the following values:
MARC: any form of MARC record
MODS: metadata in the Library of Congress MODS format
EAD: Encoded Archival Description finding aid
DC: Dublin Core
NISOIMG: NISO Technical Metadata for Digital Still Images
LC-AV: technical metadata specified in the Library of Congress A/V prototyping project
VRA: Visual Resources Association Core
TEIHDR: Text Encoding Initiative Header
DDI: Data Documentation Initiative
FGDC: Federal Geographic Data Committee metadata
OTHER: metadata in a format not specified above.
OTHERMDTYPE: xsd:string   optional  
OTHERMDTYPE: Other Metadata Type
an optional string which may be used to record the particular form of metadata referenced by this element when the MDTYPE attribute has a value of "OTHER".

attributeGroup ref:LOCATION

LOCTYPE:   required   | ARK | URN | URL | PURL | HANDLE | DOI | OTHER
LOCTYPE: Location Type
the type of locator used to reference a file. It must have one of the following values:
URN: Uniform Resource Name
URL: Uniform Resource Locator
PURL: Persistent URL
HANDLE: a CNRI Handle
DOI: A Digital Object Identifier
OTHER: a form of locator not specified above.
OTHERLOCTYPE: xsd:string   optional  
OTHERLOCTYPE: an optional
string attribute used to indicate an alternative LOCTYPE if the LOCTYPE attribute itself has a value of "OTHER";

attributeGroup ref:xlink:simpleLink

attributeGroup ref:METADATA

MDTYPE:   required   | MARC | MODS | EAD | DC | NISOIMG | LC-AV | VRA | TEIHDR | DDI | FGDC | LOM | PREMIS | OTHER
MDTYPE: a required attribute specifying the yype of metadata being pointed at (e.g., MARC, EAD, etc.). It must have one of the following values:
MARC: any form of MARC record
MODS: metadata in the Library of Congress MODS format
EAD: Encoded Archival Description finding aid
DC: Dublin Core
NISOIMG: NISO Technical Metadata for Digital Still Images
LC-AV: technical metadata specified in the Library of Congress A/V prototyping project
VRA: Visual Resources Association Core
TEIHDR: Text Encoding Initiative Header
DDI: Data Documentation Initiative
FGDC: Federal Geographic Data Committee metadata
OTHER: metadata in a format not specified above.
OTHERMDTYPE: xsd:string   optional  
OTHERMDTYPE: Other Metadata Type
an optional string which may be used to record the particular form of metadata referenced by this element when the MDTYPE attribute has a value of "OTHER".
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Element <mdWrap>

minOccurs="0"
mdWrap: metadata wrapper.
The mdWrap element is a generic element used throughout the METS schema to allow the encoder to place arbitrary metadata conforming to other standards/schema within a METS document. The included metadata can either be encoded in XML, in which case it may be placed directly within the mdWrap element, or it can be Base64 encoded, and placed within a subsidiary binData element.
may contain | <binData> | <xmlData>
contained within | <dmdSec> | <techMD> | <rightsMD> | <sourceMD> | <digiprovMD>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value.
MIMETYPE: xsd:string   optional  
MIMETYPE: an optional string attribute providing the MIME type for the metadata contained in the element
LABEL: xsd:string   optional  
LABEL: an optional string attribute providing a label to display to the viewer of the METS document identifying the metadata.

attributeGroup ref:METADATA

MDTYPE:   required   | MARC | MODS | EAD | DC | NISOIMG | LC-AV | VRA | TEIHDR | DDI | FGDC | LOM | PREMIS | OTHER
MDTYPE: a required attribute specifying the yype of metadata being pointed at (e.g., MARC, EAD, etc.). It must have one of the following values:
MARC: any form of MARC record
MODS: metadata in the Library of Congress MODS format
EAD: Encoded Archival Description finding aid
DC: Dublin Core
NISOIMG: NISO Technical Metadata for Digital Still Images
LC-AV: technical metadata specified in the Library of Congress A/V prototyping project
VRA: Visual Resources Association Core
TEIHDR: Text Encoding Initiative Header
DDI: Data Documentation Initiative
FGDC: Federal Geographic Data Committee metadata
OTHER: metadata in a format not specified above.
OTHERMDTYPE: xsd:string   optional  
OTHERMDTYPE: Other Metadata Type
an optional string which may be used to record the particular form of metadata referenced by this element when the MDTYPE attribute has a value of "OTHER".

attributeGroup ref:METADATA

MDTYPE:   required   | MARC | MODS | EAD | DC | NISOIMG | LC-AV | VRA | TEIHDR | DDI | FGDC | LOM | PREMIS | OTHER
MDTYPE: a required attribute specifying the yype of metadata being pointed at (e.g., MARC, EAD, etc.). It must have one of the following values:
MARC: any form of MARC record
MODS: metadata in the Library of Congress MODS format
EAD: Encoded Archival Description finding aid
DC: Dublin Core
NISOIMG: NISO Technical Metadata for Digital Still Images
LC-AV: technical metadata specified in the Library of Congress A/V prototyping project
VRA: Visual Resources Association Core
TEIHDR: Text Encoding Initiative Header
DDI: Data Documentation Initiative
FGDC: Federal Geographic Data Committee metadata
OTHER: metadata in a format not specified above.
OTHERMDTYPE: xsd:string   optional  
OTHERMDTYPE: Other Metadata Type
an optional string which may be used to record the particular form of metadata referenced by this element when the MDTYPE attribute has a value of "OTHER".
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Element <binData>

type="xsd:base64Binary" minOccurs="0"
binData:
A wrapper element to contain Base64 encoded metadata.
may contain
contained within | <mdWrap> | <FContent>

attributes

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Element <xmlData>

minOccurs="0"
xmlData:
A wrapper element to contain XML encoded metadata.
contained within | <mdWrap> | <FContent>

attributes

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Element <FLocat>

minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"
FLocat: File Location.
The FLocat element provides a pointer to the location of a content file. It uses the XLink syntax to provide linking information indicating the actual location of the content file, along with a few additional attributes specifying additional linking information.
NOTE: FLocat is an empty element. The location of the resource pointed to MUST be stored in the xlink:href element.
contained within | <file> | <file>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value
USE: xsd:string   optional  
USE: an optional string indicating the intended use of the referenced file.

attributeGroup ref:LOCATION

LOCTYPE:   required   | ARK | URN | URL | PURL | HANDLE | DOI | OTHER
LOCTYPE: Location Type
the type of locator used to reference a file. It must have one of the following values:
URN: Uniform Resource Name
URL: Uniform Resource Locator
PURL: Persistent URL
HANDLE: a CNRI Handle
DOI: A Digital Object Identifier
OTHER: a form of locator not specified above.
OTHERLOCTYPE: xsd:string   optional  
OTHERLOCTYPE: an optional
string attribute used to indicate an alternative LOCTYPE if the LOCTYPE attribute itself has a value of "OTHER";

attributeGroup ref:xlink:simpleLink

attributeGroup ref:LOCATION

LOCTYPE:   required   | ARK | URN | URL | PURL | HANDLE | DOI | OTHER
LOCTYPE: Location Type
the type of locator used to reference a file. It must have one of the following values:
URN: Uniform Resource Name
URL: Uniform Resource Locator
PURL: Persistent URL
HANDLE: a CNRI Handle
DOI: A Digital Object Identifier
OTHER: a form of locator not specified above.
OTHERLOCTYPE: xsd:string   optional  
OTHERLOCTYPE: an optional
string attribute used to indicate an alternative LOCTYPE if the LOCTYPE attribute itself has a value of "OTHER";

attributeGroup ref:xlink:simpleLink

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Element <FContent>

minOccurs="0"
FContent: file content.
The FContent element is used to deliver a content file for a METS document within the METS file itself. The content file must be either Base 64 encoded, and contained within the subsidiary binData wrapper element, or consist of XML information and be contained within the subsidiary xmlData wrapper element.
may contain | <binData> | <xmlData>
contained within | <file> | <file>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value
USE: xsd:string   optional  
USE: an optional string indicating the intended use of the embedded file. Examples might include "master", "reference", and "thumbnail" for image files.
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Element <binData>

type="xsd:base64Binary" minOccurs="0"
binData: A wrapper element used to contain a Base64 encoded file.
may contain
contained within | <mdWrap> | <FContent>

attributes

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Element <xmlData>

minOccurs="0"
xmlData: A wrapper element used to contain an XML encoded file.
contained within | <mdWrap> | <FContent>

attributes

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Element <stream>

minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"
stream: component byte stream
A file may be composed of one or more subsidiary streams. An MPEG4 file, for example, might contain separate audio and video streams, each of which has its own technical metadata associated with it.
contained within | <file> | <file>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value
streamType: xsd:string   optional  
OWNERID: xsd:string   optional  
OWNERID: an optional string attribute which may be used to provide a unique identifier (including a URI) assigned to the file which may differ from the URI used to retrieve the file.
ADMID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
ADMID: an optional attribute used to list the XML ID attribute values for administrative metadata sections in the METS document that provide information regarding this file.
DMDID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
DMDID: an optional attribute used to list the XML ID attribute values for descriptive metadata sections in the METS document that provide information regarding this file.
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Element <transformFile>

minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"
contained within | <file> | <file>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value
TRANSFORMTYPE:   required   | decompression | decryption
TRANSFORMTYPE: a type of transformation needed to render content of a file accessible (including unpacking a file into subsidiary files/streams).
TRANSFORMALGORITHM: xsd:string   required  
TRANSFORMALGORITHM: a string describing the specific decompression or decryption routine used to access the contents of this file.
TRANSFORMKEY: xsd:string   optional  
TRANSFORMKEY: a key to be used with the transform algorithm for accessing the file's contents.
TRANSFORMBEHAVIOR: xsd:IDREF   optional  
TRANSFORMBEHAVIOR: an IDREF to a behavior element for this transformation
TRANSFORMORDER: xsd:positiveInteger   required  
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Element <file>

type="fileType" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"
may contain | <FLocat> | <FContent> | <stream> | <transformFile> | <file>
contained within | <fileGrp> | <fileGrp> | <file> | <file>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   required  
ID: an XML ID value.
MIMETYPE: xsd:string   optional  
MIMETYPE: an optional string attribute providing the MIME type for the file.
SEQ: xsd:int   optional  
SEQ: an optional integer indicating the sequence of this file relative to the others in its file group.
SIZE: xsd:long   optional  
SIZE: an optional long integer specifying the size of the file in bytes.
CREATED: xsd:dateTime   optional  
CREATED: an optional dateTime providing the date of creation for the file.
CHECKSUM: xsd:string   optional  
CHECKSUM: an optional string attribute providing a checksum value for the included file.
CHECKSUMTYPE:   optional   | HAVAL | MD5 | SHA-1 | SHA-256 | SHA-384 | SHA-512 | TIGER | WHIRLPOOL
CHECKSUMTYPE: an optional attribute specifying the checksum algorithm used to produce the value contained in the CHECKSUM attribute. CHECKSUMTYPE must contain one of the following values:
HAVAL
MD5
SHA-1
SHA-256
SHA-384
SHA-512
TIGER
WHIRLPOOL
OWNERID: xsd:string   optional  
OWNERID: an optional string attribute which may be used to provide a unique identifier (including a URI) assigned to the file which may differ from the URI used to retrieve the file.
ADMID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
ADMID: an optional attribute used to list the XML ID attribute values for administrative metadata sections in the METS document that provide information regarding this file.
DMDID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
DMDID: an optional attribute used to list the XML ID attribute values for descriptive metadata sections in the METS document that provide information regarding this file.
GROUPID: xsd:string   optional  
GROUPID: an optional string attribute which may be used to record an identifier that establishes a correspondence between this file and files in other file groups. For example, a master image in one file group would share the same GROUPID value with a reference copy in a second file group and a thumbnail image in a third file group.
USE: xsd:string   optional  
USE: an optional string attribute indicating the intended use of this file (e.g., "master", "reference", "thumbnail" for image files).
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Named Complex Types

| amdSecType | areaType | behaviorSecType | behaviorType | divType | fileGrpType | fileType | mdSecType | metsType | objectType | seqType | structLinkType | structMapType

Complex type metsType

elements of this type | <mets>
mets Complex Type.
A METS document consists of seven possible subsidiary sections: metsHdr (METS document header), dmdSec (descriptive metadata section), amdSec (administrative metadata section), fileGrp (file inventory group), structLink (structural map linking), structMap (structural map) and behaviorSec (behaviors section).
may contain | <metsHdr> | <dmdSec> | <amdSec> | <fileSec> | <structMap> | <structLink> | <behaviorSec>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value
OBJID: xsd:string   optional  
OBJID: an optional attribute recording a primary identifier assigned to the METS document.
LABEL: xsd:string   optional  
LABEL: an optional attribute providing a title/text string identifying the document for users.
TYPE: xsd:string   optional  
TYPE: an optional string attribute describing the type of object, e.g., book, journal, stereograph, etc.
PROFILE: xsd:string   optional  
PROFILE: an optional attribute providing a URI or other identifier for a METS profile to which this METS document conforms.
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Complex type amdSecType

elements of this type | <amdSec>
amdSecType: Complex Type for Administrative Metadata.
The administrative metadata section consists of four possible subsidiary sections: techMD (technical metadata for text/image/audio/video files), rightsMD (intellectual property rights metadata), sourceMD (analog/digital source metadata), and digiprovMD (digital provenance metadata, that is, the history of migrations/translations performed on a digital library object from it's original digital capture/encoding).
may contain | <techMD> | <rightsMD> | <sourceMD> | <digiprovMD>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value
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Complex type fileGrpType

elements of this type | <fileGrp> | <fileGrp>
fileGrp: File Group.
The file group is used to cluster all of the digital files composing a digital library object in a hierarchical arrangement (fileGrp is recursively defined to enable the creation of the hierarchy). Any file group may contain zero or more file elements. File elements in turn can contain one or more FLocat elements (a pointer to a file containing content for this object) and/or a FContent element (the contents of the file, in either XML or Base64 encoding).
may contain | <fileGrp> | <file>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value.
VERSDATE: xsd:dateTime   optional  
VERSDATE: an optional dateTime attribute specifying the date this version/fileGrp of the digital object was created.
ADMID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
ADMID: an optional attribute specifying the XML ID values for administrative metadata sections in the METS document that provide information applicable to all of the files in this particular file group.
USE: xsd:string   optional  
USE: an optional string attribute indicating the intended use of all the files within this file group (e.g., master, reference, thumbnails for image files).
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Complex type structMapType

elements of this type | <structMap>
structMap Complex Type
The structural map (structMap) outlines a hierarchical structure for the original object being encoded, using a series of nested div elements.
may contain | <div>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value.
TYPE: xsd:string   optional  
TYPE: an optional string attribute specifying the type of structural map provided. Typical values will be "PHYSICAL" for a map which describes the physical composition of the original work (a series with individual monographs with pages) and "LOGICAL" for one which describes the intellectual structure of the work (a monograph with TOC, forward, chapters, index., etc.);
LABEL: xsd:string   optional  
LABEL: an optional string attribute which may be used to describe the structMap to users. This is primarily useful where more than one structMap is provided for a single object (e.g., both logical and physical structMap).
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Complex type divType

elements of this type | <div> | <div>
Div Complex Type
The METS standard represents a document structurally as a series of nested div elements, that is, as a hierarchy (e.g., a book, which is composed of chapters, which are composed of subchapters, which are composed of text). Every div node in the structural map hierarchy may be connected (via subsidiary mptr or fptr elements) to content files which represent that div's portion of the whole document.

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING DIV ATTRIBUTE VALUES:
to clarify the differences between the ORDER, ORDERLABEL, and LABEL attributes for the <div> element, imagine a text with 10 roman numbered pages followed by 10 arabic numbered pages. Page iii would have an ORDER of "3", an ORDERLABEL of "iii" and a LABEL of "Page iii", while page 3 would have an ORDER of "13", an ORDERLABEL of "3" and a LABEL of "Page 3".
may contain | <mptr> | <fptr> | <div>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value.
ORDER: xsd:integer   optional  
ORDER: an optional integer representation of this div's order among its siblings (e.g., its sequence).
ORDERLABEL: xsd:string   optional  
ORDERLABEL: an optional string representation of this div's order among its siblings (e.g., "xii"), or a non-integer native numbering system. It is presumed that this value will still be machine-actionable (e.g., supports a page 'go to' function), and is not a replacement/substitute for the LABEL attribute.
LABEL: xsd:string   optional  
LABEL: an optional string label to describe this div to an end user viewing the document, as per a table of contents entry (NB: a div LABEL should be specific to its level in the structural map. In the case of a book with chapters, the book div LABEL should have the book title, and the chapter div LABELS should have the individual chapter titles, rather than having the chapter div LABELs combine both book title and chapter title).
DMDID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
DMDID: an optional attribute providing the XML ID values for the descriptive metadata sections within this METS document applicable to this div.
ADMID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
ADMID: an optional attribute providing the XML ID values for the administrative metadata sections within this METS document applicable to this div.
TYPE: xsd:string   optional  
TYPE: an optional string attribute for specifying a type of division (e.g., chapter, article, page, etc.).
CONTENTIDS: URIs   optional  
CONTENTIDS: Content IDs for this division (equivalent to DIDL DII)
: xlink:label    
xlink:label - an xlink label to be referred to by an smLink element
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Complex type seqType

elements of this type | <seq> | <seq>
seq: Sequence of files.
The seq element should be used to link a div to a set of content files when those files should be played/displayed sequentially to deliver content to a user. Individual <area> subelements within the seq element provide the links to the files or portions thereof.
may contain | <area>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value.
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Complex type areaType

elements of this type | <area> | <area> | <area>
areaType: Complex Type for Area linking.
The area element provides for more sophisticated linking between a div element and content files representing that div, be they text, image, audio, or video files. An area element can link a div to a point within a file, to a one-dimension segment of a file (e.g., text segment, image line, audio/video clip), or a two-dimensional section of a file (e.g, subsection of an image, or a subsection of the video display of a video file. The area element has no content; all information is recorded within its various attributes.

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value.
FILEID: xsd:IDREF   required  
FILEID: a mandatory IDREF to the file element being pointed to by the div.
SHAPE:   optional   | RECT | CIRCLE | POLY
SHAPE: an optional string attribute defining the shape of a two-dimensional area being referenced within a linked content file. It must have one of the following values:
RECT: rectangular area
CIRCLE: a circular area
POLY: an irregular polygon.
The SHAPE attribute should be used as in HTML 4.
COORDS: xsd:string   optional  
COORDS: an optional string attribute listing a set of visual coordinates within an image (still image or video frame). The COORDS attribute should be used as in HTML 4.
BEGIN: xsd:string   optional  
BEGIN: an optional string attribute specifying the beginning location for a subpart of the referenced file. Used with the END attribute.
END: xsd:string   optional  
END: an optional string attribute specifying the ending location for a subpart of the referenced file. Used with the BEGIN attribute.
BETYPE:   optional   | BYTE | IDREF | SMIL | MIDI | SMPTE-25 | SMPTE-24 | SMPTE-DF30 | SMPTE-NDF30 | SMPTE-DF29.97 | SMPTE-NDF29.97 | TIME | TCF
BETYPE: Begin/End Type.
An optional attribute specifying the syntax used in the values recorded in the BEGIN and END attributes. It must have one of the following values:
BYTE: a byte offset
IDREF: an XML ID value for an element in the content file
SMIL: a SMIL time value
MIDI: a MIDI time code
SMPTE-25: SMPTE time code for 25 frame/second material
SMPTE-24: SMPTE time code for 24 frame/second material
SMPTE-DF30: SMPTE time code for 30 frame/second drop frame material
SMPTE-NDF30: SMPTE time code for 30 frame/second non-drop frame material
SMPTE-DF29.97: SMPTE time code for 29.97 frame/second drop frame material
SMPTE-NDF29.97: SMPTE time code for 29.97 frame/second non-drop frame material
TIME: a simple time code of the form HH:MM:SS
TCF: a Time code Character Format value
EXTENT: xsd:string   optional  
EXTENT: an optional string attribute specifying the duration of the segment pointed to by the area element.
EXTTYPE:   optional   | BYTE | SMIL | MIDI | SMPTE-25 | SMPTE-24 | SMPTE-DF30 | SMPTE-NDF30 | SMPTE-DF29.97 | SMPTE-NDF29.97 | TIME | TCF
EXTTYPE: Extent Type
an option attribute specifying the syntax used for the value in the EXTENT attribute. See the BETYPE attribute for the specific values which may be used in EXTTYPE.
ADMID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
ADMID: an optional attribute listing the XML ID values for the administrative metadata sections within the METS document that provide information regarding this area.
CONTENTIDS: URIs   optional  
CONTENTIDS: Content IDs for this division (equivalent to DIDL DII)
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Complex type structLinkType

elements of this type | <structLink>
structLink: Structural Map Linking.
The Structural Map Linking section allows for the specification of hyperlinks between different components of a METS structure delineated in a structural map. structLink contains a single, repeatable element, smLink. Each smLink element indicates a hyperlink between two nodes in the structMap. The structMap nodes recorded in smLink are identified using their XML ID attribute values.
may contain | <smLink>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value
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Complex type behaviorSecType

elements of this type | <behaviorSec> | <behaviorSec>
behaviorSecType: Behaviors Section.
Behaviors are executable code which can be associated with parts of a METS object. The behaviorSec element is used to group individual behaviors within a hierarchical structure. Such grouping can be useful to organize families of behaviors together or to indicate other relationships between particular behaviors.
may contain | <behaviorSec> | <behavior>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value.
CREATED: xsd:dateTime   optional  
CREATED: an optional dateTime attribute specifying when the behaviorSec was created.
LABEL: xsd:string   optional  
LABEL: an optional string attribute providing a text description of the behaviorSec.
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Complex type behaviorType

elements of this type | <behavior>
behaviorType: Complex Type for Behaviors.
A behavior can be used to associate executable behaviors with content in the METS object. A behavior element has an interface definition element that represents an abstract definition of the set of behaviors represented by a particular behavior. A behavior element also has an behavior mechanism which is a module of executable code that implements and runs the behavior defined abstractly by the interface definition.
may contain | <interfaceDef> | <mechanism>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   required  
ID: a required XML ID value for the element
STRUCTID: xsd:IDREFS   required  
STRUCTID: Structural Map IDS
IDREFS to structMap sections or divs within a structMap in the METS document. The content that the STRUCTID attribute points to is considered "input" to the behavior mechanism (executable) defined for the behavior.
BTYPE: xsd:string   optional  
BTYPE: Behavior Type
an optional string attribute providing an identifier for a given set of related behaviors.
CREATED: xsd:dateTime   optional  
CREATED: an optional dateTime attribute specifying a date this behavior was created.
LABEL: xsd:string   optional  
LABEL: an optional string attribute providing a description of the behavior.
GROUPID: xsd:string   optional  
GROUPID: an optional string attribute providing an identifier that establishes a correspondence between this behavior and other behaviors. Typically, this will be used to facilitate versioning of behaviors.
ADMID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
ADMID: an optional attribute listing the XML ID values of administrative metadata sections within the METS document pertaining to this behavior.
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Complex type objectType

elements of this type | <interfaceDef> | <mechanism>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   optional  
ID: an optional XML ID value
LABEL: xsd:string   optional  
LABEL: an optional string attribute providing a description of the object that is being linked to.

attributeGroup ref:LOCATION

LOCTYPE:   required   | ARK | URN | URL | PURL | HANDLE | DOI | OTHER
LOCTYPE: Location Type
the type of locator used to reference a file. It must have one of the following values:
URN: Uniform Resource Name
URL: Uniform Resource Locator
PURL: Persistent URL
HANDLE: a CNRI Handle
DOI: A Digital Object Identifier
OTHER: a form of locator not specified above.
OTHERLOCTYPE: xsd:string   optional  
OTHERLOCTYPE: an optional
string attribute used to indicate an alternative LOCTYPE if the LOCTYPE attribute itself has a value of "OTHER";

attributeGroup ref:xlink:simpleLink

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Complex type mdSecType

elements of this type | <dmdSec> | <techMD> | <rightsMD> | <sourceMD> | <digiprovMD>
mdSec (metadata section) Complex Type
A generic framework for pointing to/including metadata within a METS document, a la Warwick Framework.
may contain | <mdRef> | <mdWrap>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   required  
ID: a required XML ID value
GROUPID: xsd:string   optional  
GROUPID: an optional string attribute providing an identifier that may be used to indicate that different metadata sections may be considered as part of a single group. Two metadata sections with the same GROUPID value are to be considered part of the same group. This facility might be used, for example, to group changed versions of the same metadata if previous versions are maintained in a file for tracking purposes;
ADMID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
ADMID: an optional attribute providing the XML ID attribute values for administrative metadata elements which apply to the current descriptive or administrative metadata. Typically used to reference preservation metadata which applies to the current metadata.
CREATED: xsd:dateTime   optional  
CREATED: an optional dateTime attribute specifying the date and time of creation for the metadata.
STATUS: xsd:string   optional  
STATUS: an optional string attribute indicating the status of this metadata (e.g., superceded, current, etc.).
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Complex type fileType

elements of this type | <file> | <file>
file: File element.
The file element provides access to content files for a METS object. A file element may contain one or more FLocat elements, which provide pointers to a content file, and/or an FContent element, which wraps an encoded version of the file. Note that ALL FLocat and FContent elements underneath a single file element should identify/contain identical copies of a single file.
may contain | <FLocat> | <FContent> | <stream> | <transformFile> | <file>

attributes

ID: xsd:ID   required  
ID: an XML ID value.
MIMETYPE: xsd:string   optional  
MIMETYPE: an optional string attribute providing the MIME type for the file.
SEQ: xsd:int   optional  
SEQ: an optional integer indicating the sequence of this file relative to the others in its file group.
SIZE: xsd:long   optional  
SIZE: an optional long integer specifying the size of the file in bytes.
CREATED: xsd:dateTime   optional  
CREATED: an optional dateTime providing the date of creation for the file.
CHECKSUM: xsd:string   optional  
CHECKSUM: an optional string attribute providing a checksum value for the included file.
CHECKSUMTYPE:   optional   | HAVAL | MD5 | SHA-1 | SHA-256 | SHA-384 | SHA-512 | TIGER | WHIRLPOOL
CHECKSUMTYPE: an optional attribute specifying the checksum algorithm used to produce the value contained in the CHECKSUM attribute. CHECKSUMTYPE must contain one of the following values:
HAVAL
MD5
SHA-1
SHA-256
SHA-384
SHA-512
TIGER
WHIRLPOOL
OWNERID: xsd:string   optional  
OWNERID: an optional string attribute which may be used to provide a unique identifier (including a URI) assigned to the file which may differ from the URI used to retrieve the file.
ADMID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
ADMID: an optional attribute used to list the XML ID attribute values for administrative metadata sections in the METS document that provide information regarding this file.
DMDID: xsd:IDREFS   optional  
DMDID: an optional attribute used to list the XML ID attribute values for descriptive metadata sections in the METS document that provide information regarding this file.
GROUPID: xsd:string   optional  
GROUPID: an optional string attribute which may be used to record an identifier that establishes a correspondence between this file and files in other file groups. For example, a master image in one file group would share the same GROUPID value with a reference copy in a second file group and a thumbnail image in a third file group.
USE: xsd:string   optional  
USE: an optional string attribute indicating the intended use of this file (e.g., "master", "reference", "thumbnail" for image files).
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