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The METS implementation registry contains descriptions of METS projects planned, in progress, and fully implemented. To have your projects added to the list, please submit the requisite information directly to the METS list (METS@loc.gov) or to Thomas Habing (thabing@illinois.edu).

Registry Table of Contents (linked, by institution and project):
Institution/Project
Project Details

The Bancroft Library Mark Twain Papers,University of California Press,California Digital Library Publishing Group

Mark Twain Papers Online

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Description:
Mark Twain Project Online applies innovative technology to more than four decades worth of archival research by expert editors at the Mark Twain Project. It offers unfettered, intuitive access to reliable texts, accurate and exhaustive notes, and the most recently discovered letters and documents. Its ultimate purpose is to produce a digital critical edition, fully annotated, of everything Mark Twain wrote. MTPO is a collaboration between the Mark Twain Papers and Project of The Bancroft Library, the California Digital Library, and University of California Press.
Dates:
October 26, 2007
Sites:

http://www.marktwainproject.org/

Docs:
None available
Tools:
XTF
Contacts

Leslie Myrick (lmyrick@library.berkeley.edu

 
last updated: 2007-11-14
last verified: 2007-11-14

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Digital Asset Management Database

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Description:
The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive has developed a software tool called the Digital Asset Management Database (DAMD) that has as one of it's primary functions, the ability to export EAD and METS XML documents that include metadata about museum collections. The resulting METS documents will be shared with content portals such as OAC and RLG (previously, we have shared EAD and MOA2 with them).
Dates:
In production
Sites:
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/moac
Data that is exported from DAMD and shared with OAC is available on the general OAC website (see OAC), and is also available from the MOAC project website through a portal that sends queries from the MOAC web site to the OAC content management system where data is returned and processed through MOAC XSLT for display on the MOAC search portal indicated above.
Profiles:
None
External schema:
dmdSec: EAD  
techMD:

none

 
sourceMD: none  
rightsMD: none  
digiprovMD: none  
Docs:
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/moac/damd/
DAMD_manual.pdf
Tools:
DAMD was developed by BAM/PFA in the context of the MOAC project (see http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/moac) and is currently being shared with other MOAC partners with plans to share the tool more broadly in the future.
Contacts
Richard Rinehart, rinehart@berkeley.edu
 
last updated: 2004-07-22

Biblioteca Digitale Provinciale P. Albino (Campobasso - Italy)

Progetto del Sistema Informativo di Metadati Bibliografici ad Architettura Digitale (S.I.M.B.A.D.) --Bibliographic Metadata Information System on Digital Architecture

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Description:
The project for a Bibliographic Metadata Information System on Digital Architecture (S.I.M.B.A.D.) was born with the intention to build basic components for a digital library realization, that is inserted in the context of BPA "Biblioteca Provinciale P. Albino". The sensible management politics to the preservation and to the access of the digital objects, the computing grade started by several years and the community technical ability (management responsibility mentioned in the Research Library Group report "Trusted Digital Repositories: Attributes and Responsibilities"), made BPA, the ideal environment for a digital library realization. The ideal objective is realizing a digital information infrastructure that supports the human conceptual work and points to the information quality, which is connoted by the maximum technological independence and supports the data interoperability for the exchange and the circulation of the digital information objects. The Digital BPA (BDPA) basic architecture is composed by structural elements built on an object model, which implements metadata structures based on METS schema and the BDPA XML "skeleton" has mostly a METS sections compliance. Owing to evaluation, the METS schema seemed not only complete, but also very flexible and suitable to the variety of digital objects, as a consequence, it was integrated by other standards, both international (DC, METS, MIX) and national (MAG), tailoring the adequate arrangements to meet the BPA holdings requirements.
Dates:
Basic prototype April 2004
Sites:
http://www.provincia.campobasso.it/biblioteca/digitale/
Profiles:
none

External schema:

dmdSec: dc http://dublincore.org/schemas/xmls/
simpledc20021212.xsd
techMD:

mix

http://www.loc.gov/mix
sourceMD: mag http://www.bncf.firenze.sbn.it/progetti/mag
rightsMD: none  
digiprovMD: none  
Docs:
Documentation available through the project home page: http://web-serv.provincia.campobasso.it/biblioteca/digitale/. Additional documentation in progress.
Tools:
The S.I.M.B.A.D. navigation tool is an application solution for: displaying the images file and the descriptive administrative and structural metadata content, exploring the available BDPA resources. The application was developed in XSLT, coherently to the technological independence. The XSLT solution type is the simplest and the less invasive in the metadata system. It doesn't have the advantages of the other application tools for the information retrieval but it is just for visualizing the resources, and was inspired by the NY digital library tool, even though we use just a client-side XSLT application.
Contacts

Angela di Iorio: angela.diiorio@uniroma1.it, creativ.ita@katamail.com
BDPA: bibliotecadigitale@provincia.campobasso.it

 
last updated: 2005-05-11

Biblioteca Nacional -- National Library of Portugal

Biblioteca Nacional Digital -- National Digital Library

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Description:
The BND - "Biblioteca Nacional Digital" (National Digital Library) is an initiative of the BN - National Library of Portugal. The main purposes of the BND are the development of services for the preservation, registration, discovery and access to digital resources. Those resources comprise digitized and digital born cultural and scientific documental resources.
The infrastructure for the BND has been under development using METS as the structural metadata. A notable part of this infrastructure and related tools has been ContentE, a solution to create METS.
BN has been assisted by INESC-ID in the development of this infrastructure
Dates:
- End 2005: Fully functional infrastructure, but requiring re-engineering of some services and the development of a common "Enterprise Bus".
- End 2006: Design of a SOA - Service Oriented Architecture.
- Middle 2007: Deployment of a SOA environment, integrating all the services.
Sites:
(mainly in Portuguese)
Access to the BND: http://bnd.bn.pt/ - http://purl.pt/
Description of the technology: http://purl.pt/index/geral/PT/index.html/
Docs:
Most of the documents are in Portuguese Language. Dissemination papers and more detailed information can be provided by request
Tools:
ContentE is a tool to create METS files. It is intended mainly for digitized works, even if it can be used for general purpose. ContentE is composed of two components: a library, to be used by other systems, and a local application that uses the library and provides a powerful user interface for advanced usage.
ContentE Library: The ContentE library can be used by other applications to structure, for example, the master copies of the digitized works, for preservation, as also to create the access copies. A master copy is a folder with a set of other folders, one for each MIME type existing in the object. One typical MIME type that is always present is TIFF. Other types are usually JPEG, PNG, GIF, PDF and TXT. For all of this, ContentE creates structural descriptions in METS. It is possible to register I the master objects also indexes (chapters, parts, volumes, etc.). Those indexes can be used to create access copies, by just applying XSLT transformations to the master, resulting in XHTML objects.
ContentE Local Application: This tool uses the Content Library. It provides powerful user interface for the editing of complex indexes, as also for the creating of detailed access copies.
Contacts
Jos� Borbinha: jlb@ist.utl.pt
Gilberto Pedrosa: gpedrosa@ext.bn.pt
 
last updated: 2006-08-07

Brown University Library

Center for Digital Initiatives

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Description:

The Center for Digital Initiatives (CDI) focuses its efforts in three areas:

  1. Production of digital materials for use in scholarship and teaching at Brown.
  2. Digitization of "signature collections" from Brown's world renowned Special Collections.
  3. Consultative services for Library and academic units undertaking digital projects.
Dates:
In production since 2003
Sites:
http://dl.lib.brown.edu/
The CDI has developed a METS based digital library catalog (repoman) that uses METS records as part of a submission package. Descriptive elements are shredded and sent to an MySQL database for indexing, and the source METS records are stored in the filesystem. Retrieval of any object from the database is achieved by applying a format specific (text, image, audio) stylesheet to a METS record and determining any appropriate disseminations by evaluating the FileSec and StructMap nodes.
Profiles:
Forthcoming, 2007

External schema:

dmdSec:

MODS
VRA

http://www.loc.gov/mods
http://www.loc.gov/standards/vracore/
techMD:

MIX

http://www.loc.gov/mix
sourceMD: none  
rightsMD: metsrights http://cosimo.stanford.edu/sdr/metsrights.xsd
digiprovMD: none  
Docs:
http://dl.lib.brown.edu
Tools:
Forthcoming, 2007:
  • Page turning Java servlet
  • Perl Scripts to generate METS records
  • XSLT stylesheets to render METS records
  • Contacts

    Ann Caldwell: e_caldwell@brown.edu

     
    last updated: 2010-04-22
    last verified: 2007-02-28

    California Digital Library
    Digital Preservation Group

    UC Libraries Digital Preservation Repository

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    Description:
    The foundation of the University of California libraries digital preservation program, the Digital Preservation Repository (DPR) serves the stewardship mission of the UC libraries by providing a single shared solution for the preservation, management, and controlled dissemination of digital collections that support research, teaching, and learning. The repository provides a set of self-service interfaces that the libraries use to deposit and manage digital objects wrapped in METS documents.
    Dates:
    In production
    Sites:

    Not applicable

    Docs:
    http://www.cdlib.org/inside/projects/preservation/dpr/
    Tools:
     
    Contacts

    Perry Willett: Perry.Willett@ucop.edu

     
    last updated: 2009-01-21
    last verified: 2009-01-21

    California Digital Library
    Publishing Group

    eScholarship Editions

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    Description:
    The eScholarship Editions collection includes almost 2000 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction. Access to the electronic books is open to all University of California faculty, staff, and students, while select books are available to the public. Print versions of many of the electronic books can be purchased directly from the publishers.
    Dates:
    In production using METS in 2002
    Sites:

    http://www.escholarship.org/editions/

    Docs:
    No documentation is available at this time.
    Tools:
    XTF
    Contacts

    Kirk Hastings: Kirk.Hastings@ucop.edu

     
    last updated: 2007-11-14
    last verified: 2008-07-23

    California Digital Library
    Digital Special Collections

    Online Archive of California
    Calisphere

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    Description:
    Digital content and encoded archival description contributed by over 100 cultural heritage institutions in California is aggregated into a METS based repository. XTF is used to index and display XML documents and metadata. Contents include simple image object, multi-image "page turn" objects, and XML encoded documents. In 2008 support for PDF will be added and OAI will have production support.
    Dates:
    OAC has used METS in production since 2003 and the Calisphere web site launched in the Summer of 2006
    Sites:

    http://www.oac.cdlib.org/
    http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/

    Docs:
    No documentation is available at this time.
    Tools:
    XTF; 7Train Profile Driver
    Contacts

    Brian Tingle: Brian.Tingle@ucop.edu

     
    last updated: 2007-11-14
    last verified: 2007-11-14

    Chinese Ministry of Education

    Chinese Digital Museum Project

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    Description:

    The Chinese Digital Museum Project is a collaborative project between the Chinese Ministry of Education, Hewlett-Packard Company and several Chinese universities, including Beijing Normal University and Beihang University.

    Many universities in China have one or more museums. In order to improve access of research communities, students/teachers and the general public to the artefacts in these museums, these universities are undertaking the digitisation of those artefacts. The principal aim of the project is to enable these universities to provide infrastructure based on DSpace to store, manage, preserve and disseminate the digitised versions of the artefacts. In the final phase of the project, there will be around 100 university museums with digital artefacts stored in federated DSpace installations.

    The basis of the replication aspect of this infrastructure is harvesting METS documents over OAI-PMH, which include references to content files. Those files can then be replicated via network or storage Grid.

    Dates:
    Currently in prototype; first deployments later in 2005
    Sites:
    none yet
    Profiles:
    Will be based on "standard" DSpace METS profile (in progress).

    External schema:

    dmdSec:

    qualified DC; miscellaneous museum-oriented schema

     
    techMD:

    DSpace technical md schema (in progress)

     
    sourceMD: none  
    rightsMD: none  
    digiprovMD: none  
    Docs:
    Currently, the best place to check for information is http://wiki.dspace.org/ChinaDigitalMuseumProject -- will be updated regularly
    Tools:
    All extensions to DSpace will be folded back into main DSpace code base, thus available as BSD-license open source. Extensions to allow METS to be harvested over OAI-PMH already available.
    Contacts

    James Rutherford, Research Engineer, HP Labs, Bristol, UK
    james.rutherford@hp.com

     
    last updated: 2005-08-16
    last verified: 2009-01-21

    Culturnet Cymru

    Books From the Past

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    Description:
    Books from the Past is an on-line collection of books from Wales, of national cultural interest which have long been out of print, and are unlikely to be reprinted by traditional means. The website is in Welsh and English and uses METS for structural metadata and for linking image files to page divisions within the texts. It also uses TEI for the full text content of the books. The software is based on Greenstone Digital Library Software, but with some customisation and additions, including a METS/TEI to GAF converter. The texts are available in two forms - images of the original book pages, together with a fully searchable electronic text which is also suitable for printing. The website will be developed and expanded over the coming years to include many more texts in both languages. This resource, funded by the Welsh Assembly Government, is freely available to all.
    Dates:
    Website launch: 17th May 2004
    Sites:

    http://www.booksfromthepast.org/
    http://www.llyfrau.org/

    Docs:
    30 page document about the project available at http://www.booksfromthepast.org/Aboutus.asp?l=en
    Tools:
    Culturenet digital library add-ons to Greenstone, including METS/TEI to Greenstone Archive Format converter and Welsh/English functionality. We intend to release all the software to be developed by ourselves as open source.
    Contacts

    Leith Haarhoff, Digitisation Manager: leith@culturenetcymru.com

     
    last updated: 2004-05-10

    Deutsche Nationalbibliothek -- German National Library

    kopal - Co-operative Development of a Long-Term Digital Information Archive

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    Description:
    kopal is a co-operative German project by the German National Library, the State and University Library G�ttingen, IBM Germany and the Gesellschaft f�r Wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung G�ttingen to build up a long-term digital information archive. The OAIS-compliant archival system in kopal consists of the commercial system DIAS by IBM and the open source software koLibRI (kopal Library for Retrieval and Ingest). The specifications of the structure of a SIP and a DIP in kopal are called Universal Object Format (UOF). Part of the UOF is a METS file with mandatory Long-term preservation Metadata for Electronic Resources (LMER) and optional Dublin Core.

    Dates:
    The project kopal started in 2004 and will end in 2007. The archival system will be used by the German National Library and the State and University Library G�ttingen. Other institutions will follow in the next years.
    Sites:
    There is the project homepage, where you can find an interactive presentation (kopal demonstrator):
    http://kopal.langzeitarchivierung.de/index.php.en
    Profiles:
    Status:

    Completed and registered.

     

    Registered URI(s):

    http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/profiles/00000011.xml

    Docs:

     

    External schema:
    dmdSec: DC (optional)  
    techMD:

    LMER-Object
    LMER-File

    http://nbn-resolving.de/?urn=urn:nbn:de:1111-2005041208
    http://nbn-resolving.de/?urn=urn:nbn:de:1111-2005041220
    sourceMD: none  
    rightsMD: none  
    digiprovMD: LMER-Process http://nbn-resolving.de/?urn=urn:nbn:de:1111-2005041212
    Docs:
    http://kopal.langzeitarchivierung.de/index_objektspezifikation.php.en
    Documentation on the full LMER extension schema is available at: http://www.d-nb.de/eng/standards/lmer/lmer.htm
    Tools:
    The UOF is generated within kopal by the Java software library koLibRI. This open source software is currently available as beta version on our project homepage:
    http://kopal.langzeitarchivierung.de/index_koLibRI.php.en
    Contacts

    kopal in general: info@kopal.langzeitarchivierung.de
    UOF and LMER: Tobias Steinke, t.steinke@d-nb.de

     
    last updated: 2007-02-12
    last verified: 2007-02-12

    Florida Center for Library Automation

    Content
    Management System/Digital Object Repository

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    Description:
    At the Florida Center for Library Automation, we receive digital objects (text, images, etc.) from the libraries of the public universities of Florida and some other institutions, and we mount these on our own servers for public use. We had been using a locally-designed XML document to transmit descriptive, administrative and structural metadata accompanying the data. We are in the process of switching from our own format to METS. The first submission system we've moved to METS is our ETDs
    Dates:
    ETDs in production. Other systems will probably be switched by the end of the calendar year
    Sites:
    none
    Docs:
    http://www.fcla.edu/FCLAinfo/digit/etd/etdtf.html
    Tools:
    Terms of availability not yet known
    Contacts
    Priscilla Caplan (administrative contact): pcaplan@ufl.edu
    Chris Vicary (technical contact): fclctv@nersp.nerdc.ufl.edu
     
    last updated: 2003-07-30

    Florida Center for Library Automation, Florida Digital Archive

    FCLA Digital Archive
    (preservation archive)

     

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    Description:

    The Florida Digital Archive (FDA) is a long-term preservation repository for digital materials in support of teaching and learning, scholarship, and research in the state of Florida. The FDA uses locally developed software, called DAITSS, for ingest, management, and dissemination of digital materials, and for implementing preservation strategies based on
    reformatting (normalization, localization and forward migration). METS is used as a SIP descriptor (to describe information packages submitted for archiving), as an AIP descriptor (to describe information packages stored in the repository), and as a DIP descriptor (to describe information packages disseminated from the repository).

    Dates:
    In production as of November 2005.
    Sites:
    http://www.fcla.edu/digitalArchive/
    Profiles:
    Status: Not registered
    Registered URI(s):  
    Docs: http://www.fcla.edu/digitalArchive/pdfs/
    DAITSS_METS_SIP_Profile.pdf
    [PDF - requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view; 718KB]
    External schema:
    dmdSec:

    MODS

    DC

    http://www.loc.gov/mods

    techMD:

    local schema

     
    sourceMD: none  
    rightsMD: none  
    digiprovMD: local schema  
    Docs:

    Documentation about the Florida Digital Archive is at http://www.fcla.edu/digitalArchive/daInfo.htm
    Documentation about the DAITSS application is at
    http://www.fcla.edu/digitalArchive/soft.htm

    Tools:
    Any METS processing needed by the repository is handled by the DAITSS application, which will be available as license Open Source software in 2006.
    Contacts
    Priscilla Caplan (administrative contact): pcaplan@ufl.edu
     
    last updated: 2006-08-07

    G�ttinger Digitalisierungs-Zentrum

    Retrospective Digitization, G�ttingen State and University Library

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    Description:

    The GDZ (http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/) is the digitzation center of the State and University Library G�ttingen. It digitized a large number of material and provides access to it (more than 1.5 Mio pages are online). Currently the material focuses on Mathematics, Travel Literature, History of Sciences.... Digitized material is provided as images in GIF/JPG or PDF. Fulltext is partly available to offer fulltext-retrieval. For each work bibliographic (from online-catalog) and structural metadata is provided. Structural metadata is captured manually (with OCR-support) using self-developed tools. For storage, retrieval and online presentation the GDZ uses the commercial "AGORA" document management system. Being a developing partner of the AGORA-system, the GDZs provides ideas and proposals of file-formats, document- and metadata models to the programmers of the AGORA-system.

    METS will be used in the internal workflow process and for archiving purposes. METS files won't be use for display on the web. Developments at the GDZ are based upon METS 1.2 to provide a sensible solution for storing and linking logical and physical structure entities.

    Dates:

    Using METS will be more an internal process of switching our workflow step-by-step using additonal/new/extended tools.

    a) We expect to have a converter for our currently used RDF/XML based format ready by summer this year. This converter will convert our RDF/XML files into METS. Using this converter will allow us to continue the usage of our own production tools.
    b) To support new features provided by METS our internal tools will have to be extended or will be entirely new written. This will effect the tools being used for capturing structural metadata and converting metadata from the OPAC. For this task no date can be given.
    c) We are working together with "Satz-Rechen-Zentrum", the programmers of "AGORA" to have a more flexible document model implemented in AGORA 2.0. Therefore AGORA 2.0 will be based on METS-files for import/export of retrodigitized material. Hopefully a first version of AGORA 2.0 can be provided at the end of this year (2003).

    Sites:
    METS-based documents will be integrated in our document server as soon as the DMS can use METS-based files for import. THE DMS will not use METS for end-user display in the web. This is not expected to happened before the end of 2003. For single workflow steps it is expected that METS will be used in automn 2003. The URL for our document server is:
    http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/search-entry.shtml
    Docs:
    Currently no specification is available online. Specifications will be published as soon as development has finished and first tools are in production use. For interested users/developers the GDZ is willing to share thoughts and ideas and therefore provides intermediate versions of their METS-application. Feel free to contact the GDZ via email.
    Tools:
    Software will be made available to the public. Details (if source code will also be provided, terms and conditions of use etc) has been not yet decided.
    Contacts
    Stefan E. Funk: funk@sub.uni-goettingen.de
     
    last updated: 2009-01-21

    Harvard University
    Harvard University Library

    Asynchronous delivery of biomedical image stacks

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    Description:
    The Biomedical Image Library is a publicly accessible retrieval system for original digital micrographs that have been produced in support of basic biological research. XML descriptive metadata is held in a catalog, while METS files that identify the components of each "image stack" and the original images (TIFFs) and associated administrative and technical metadata reside in Harvard's Digital Repository. METS files for each stack simply list the components; relationships among files are expressed in descriptive metadata (series type, file naming convention, step type, number of steps, channel list, channel unit). Records in the catalog represent a project, which may contain hundreds of image stacks created with various samples, preparations, and instrument settings. For each stack, the catalog displays the thumbnail of one representative image from an image stack. The thumbnail links to both a full size version of the single image for online viewing and to the downloadable image stack. Users can select one or more image stacks from the project, and when they export their saved set, the metadata and the image files are zipped for pickup and the user is notified. The zip file unpacks into a file structure that preserves the hierarchy of the original project(s).
    Dates:
    In production as of March 2003
    Sites:
    URL to production system: http://nrs.harvard.edu/
    urn-3:hul.eresource:bioimlib
    Docs:

    Descriptive schema: http://hul.harvard.edu/ois/xml/
    xsd/bil/bil_schema.xsd

    Asynchronous delivery documentation: coming soon

    Tools:
    Written to integrate with Harvard Digital Repository, so not generalized for external use.
    Contacts
    Lee Mandell, Programmer/Analyst, Office for Information Systems: lee_mandell@harvard.edu
     
    last updated: 2003-06-01

    Harvard University
    Harvard University Library

    Preservation Audio

     

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    Description:
    Using METS to associate archival master, production master, and deliverable audio files, along with associated technical and process history metadata, AES-31 audio decision lists, opaque vendor-specific processing files, and waveform reduction files. AES-X098 audio object metadata is automatically extracted from AIFF and BWF files. Locally-written Castor-based schema-driven XML editor used to capture processing history. METS toolkit used to construct METS and to aggregate package for deposit into the Digital Repository Service (DRS).
    Dates:
    Summer 2003
    Sites:
    No public information available
    Profiles:
    Status: Using an unregistered, Harvard-defined profile
    Registered URI(s):  
    Docs:  
    External schema:
    dmdSec:    
    techMD:

    AES-X098B (Audio object schema)

     
    sourceMD:    
    rightsMD:    
    digiprovMD: AES-X098C (Process history schema)  
    Docs:

    Audio METS packaging tool (DMART) specification: http://hul.harvard.edu/ois/systems/drs/dmart/current/

    Tools:
    METS toolkit available now: http://hul.harvard.edu/mets/
    Contacts
    Andrea Goethals: andrea_goethals@harvard.edu
     
    last updated: 2009-01-21

    Harvard University
    Harvard University Library

    Page-turned Objects

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    Description:
    Page Delivery Service (PDS) driven by METS file containing descriptive and structural metadata and external links to individual page images and OCR. A web-based maintenance system (PDSM) is available for
    editing the METS file. Permissible operations include editing of descriptive metadata; insertion, rearrangement, and deletion of the logical and physical structural hierarchy; addition, replacement, and deletion of page images and OCR. At the time the current version of the PDS was moved to production, approximately 4,000 page-turned objects based on MOA2 were extant. These were automatically converted to METS form.
    Dates:
    March 2005
    Sites:
    System web site: http://hul.harvard.edu/ois/systems/pds/
    Profiles:
    Status: Using an unregistered, Harvard-defined profile
    Registered URI(s):  
    Docs:  
    External schema:
    dmdSec: MODS http://www.loc.gov/mods
    techMD:

     

     
    sourceMD:    
    rightsMD:    
    digiprovMD:    
    Docs:
    PDS profile specification: http://hul.harvard.edu/ois/systems/pds/
    Harvard_METS_Profile_for_Page-Turned_Objects.doc

    PDS maintenance system user guide: http://hul.harvard.edu/ois/systems/pds/pdsm-userguide/
    Tools:
    Availability to be determined
    Contacts
    Andrea Goethals: andrea_goethals@harvard.edu
     
    last updated: 2009-01-21

    Indiana University Digital Library Program

    Online delivery of multi-page objects

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    Description:

    The Indiana University Digital Library Program delivers collections from the Libraries and the campus online, including both cohesive, “branded” collections that are targets of interest in and of themselves, and individual items from our general collections. Some branded collections have dedicated search/browse interfaces, while for individual items, we rely on links from more general discovery systems, such as our library catalog, IUCAT <http://iucat.iu.edu>, or our Indiana University Finding Aids discovery system <http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/collections/findingaids/>. All items in collections with multi-page items and all multi-page individual items are delivered to end users with the METS Navigator tool.

    METS Navigator is a METS-based system developed by the Indiana University Digital Library Program for displaying and navigating sets of page images or other multi-part digital objects. Using the information in the METS <structMap> elements, METS Navigator builds a hierarchical menu that allows users to navigate to specific sections of a document, such as title page, specific chapters, illustrations, etc. METS Navigator also allows simple navigation to the next, previous, first, and last page image or component part of a digital object. More information on METS Navigator can be found on the METS Tools page <http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/mets-tools.html>.

    Dates:
    METS Navigator 1.0 Beta released April 2006.
    Sites:
    Documentation and download available from <http://metsnavigator.sourceforge.net/>. Implementations of METS Navigator can be seen, for example, at <http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/general/pageturner/
    VAA3220-1917
    > and <http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/lilly/
    janejohnson/LL-JJC-01
    >.
    Profiles:
    Status: Registered
    Registered URI(s): http://www.loc.gov/mets/profiles/00000014.xml
    Docs:

    http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/profiles/00000014.html
    http://metsnavigator.sourceforge.net/projectDoc/index.shtml#TEI.2.1_text.1_body.1_div.5

    External schema:
    dmdSec: none specified  
    techMD:

    none specified

     
    sourceMD: none specified  
    rightsMD: none specified  
    digiprovMD: none specified  
    Docs:
    http://metsnavigator.sourceforge.net/projectDoc/index.shtml
    Tools:

    METS Navigator is built using Java and open source Web technologies, including the Apache Struts Web Application Framework, the Castor Java & XML Data Binding libraries, and Ant. METS Navigator runs in server environments that provide:

    * Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.4 or greater. Note that METS Navigator requires the Java SDK.
    * A Java Servlet container, such as Apache Tomcat, that supports the Servlet API Specification, version 2.2 or later, and the JavaServer Pages (JSP) Specification, version 1.1 or later. METS Navigator has been tested with Tomcat 4.1.30 and 5.5.15.

    More information on system requirements is available from the project documentation at http://metsnavigator.sourceforge.net/projectDoc/index.shtml

    Contacts:
    Jenn Riley: jenlrile@indiana.edu
     
    last updated: 2007-08-27
    last verified: 2007-08-27

    Indiana University Digital Library Program

    Sound Directions

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    Description:

    Indiana University and Harvard University are collaborating on a project to exchange METS-based "preservation packages" containing digital audio and all related supporting files necessary for ingestion into a preservation repository. These packages will be similar, but not identical, to existing METS practice at each institution.

    Dates:
    A profile should be developed and first test exchanges of preservation packages performed by the end of 2006.
    Sites:
    Sound Directions Project home page <http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/projects/sounddirections/>
    Profiles:
    Status: Under development
    Registered URI(s):  
    Docs:  
    External schema:
    dmdSec: under consideration  
    techMD:

    AES-X098B (Audio object schema)

     
    sourceMD: under consideration  
    rightsMD: under consideration  
    digiprovMD: AES-X098C (Process history schema)  
    Docs:
    Under development
    Tools:
    Under development
    Contacts:
    Jenn Riley: jenlrile@indiana.edu
     
    last updated: 2006-08-07

    Indiana University Digital Library Program

    Ethnomusicological Video for Instruction and Analysis Digital Archive (EVIADA)

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    Description:

    The EVIADA project is a joint effort of Indiana University and the University of Michigan to establish a digital archive of ethnomusicological video for use by scholars and instructors. We are using METS to store annotations (descriptive metadata) created by ethnomusicological field researchers together with detailed technical and structural metadata describing the source video and multiple digitized versions of this video.

    Dates:
    The project is ongoing.
    Sites:
    EVIADA project home page <http://www.indiana.edu/~eviada/>
    Profiles:
    Status: Under development
    Registered URI(s):  
    Docs:  
    External schema:
    dmdSec: MODS http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/
    techMD:

    LC AV Prototyping Project VMD Schema

    AES-X098B (Audio object schema)

    http://lcweb2.loc.gov/mets/Schemas/VMD.xsd
    sourceMD:

    LC AV Prototyping Project VMD Schema

    AES-X098B (Audio object schema)

    http://lcweb2.loc.gov/mets/Schemas/VMD.xsd
    rightsMD: under consideration  
    digiprovMD: AES-X098C (Process history schema)  
    Docs:
    Under development
    Tools:
    Applications are built in Java, using Castor with JBuilder X. Indexing, search, retrieval and maintenance of the native MODS in METS XML documents are stored in the Oracle 9i Release 2 XDB.
    Contacts:
    Jenn Riley: jenlrile@indiana.edu
     
    last updated: 2006-08-30

    Library of Congress

    Audio-Visual Prototyping Project

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    Description:
    The first phase of the Library of Congress Audio-Visual Prototyping Project was carried out from 1998-2003. The overall effort, including later phases in which METS is not being actively implemented, explores aspects of digital preservation for digitally reformatted and born-digital recorded sound and moving image collections. In all phases,
    preservation reformatting is being carried out in the Library's Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division and the American Folklife Center. During the first phase, the project used METS to encode the metadata for digital objects, positioning them as proposed Submission Information Packages (SIPS) for a future Library of Congress repository. Guidance about metadata was provided by the Library's Network Development and MARC Standards Office. An online document (http://www.loc.gov/rr/mopic/avprot/metsmenu2.html) lays out the arrangement of extension schemas that were in use as of February 2003. The structures for audio-file technical information and digiprov metadata owe a great debt to work being carried out as a part of the Harvard University Library Digital Initiative and as an activity of the Audio Engineering Society. The text technical metadata schema was been taken from the work of Jerome McDonough, then of Elmer Bobst Library, New York University.
    Dates:
    During 2001-02, the Project contributed to the development of METS and also began to implement it. By the end of the active period, in 2003, about 1,000 digital objects had been completed, while another 3,000 were"in the pipeline."
    Sites:
    PowerPoint representation of an object viewers, as of March
    2002. http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/mopic/avprot/present2/index.htm
    Docs:
    http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/mopic/avprot/metsmenu2.html
    Tools:
    None brought to a point where they were ready to shares.
    Contacts:


    Carl Fleischhauer, Office of Strategic Initiatives, cfle@loc.gov.

     
    last updated: 2007-01-31
    last verified: 2007-1-31

    Library of Congress

    The Library of Congress Presents... Music, Theater, and Dance

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    Description:
    The Library of Congress Presents... Music, Theater, and Dance is a web-based digital library application comprised of performing arts-related items from the Library's collections. Included are scores, sheet music, photographs, sound recordings, videos, concert programs, manuscripts, books, and other formats.
    Dates:
    In production
    Sites:
    http://www.loc.gov/lcp
    Profiles:
    Status: Completed but not yet registered
    Registered name(s): Compact Disc Recorded Events
    Docs: An example of a METS document that conforms to score profile can be found at: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cocoon/ihas/
    loc.natlib.ihas.100010802/default.html

    External schema:

    dmdSec: mods http://www.loc.gov/mods
    techMD:

    none

     
    sourceMD: none  
    rightsMD: metsrights http://cosimo.stanford.edu/sdr/metsrights.xsd
    digiprovMD: none  
    Docs:
    No documentation currently available. Documentation will be made available in the future
    Tools:
    No tools currently available
    Contacts:
    Morgan Cundiff: mcundiff@loc.gov
     
    last updated: 2007-01-09

    Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru/ National Library of Wales

    Y Drych Digidol / The Digital Mirror:

     

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    Description:
    Y Drych Digidol / The Digital Mirror contains the fruits of the National Library of Wales digitisation programme. At present METS is used for management of files and in the presentation of complex digital objects which have been reformatted for access as part of the Treasures programme and which require a page-turning facility. MARC21 is used for the main descriptive and preservations metadata. Delivery is based on an adaptation of one of the METS viewers developed by Leslie Myrick at New York University. At present we are developing an automated system for generating METS documents and further adaptations to the METS viewer to deal with the requirements of different object types.
    Dates:
    1. Decision to use METS, January 2002
    2. First use of METS for delivery using METS viewer, May 2003
    3. Development of automated generation of METS documents, April 2004
    Sites:
    Y Drych Digidol / The Digital Mirror: http://www.llgc.org.uk/
    drych/index_s.htm

    Trysorau-Treasures: http://www.llgc.org.uk/
    drych/drych_s004.htm

    Thomas Jones, Pencerrig: http://www.llgc.org.uk/pencerrig/
    Docs:
    Some documentation available on preparation of METS documents, please contact us.
    Tools:
    Adaptation of NYU METS viewer. Cocoon on Tomcat for METS->HTML XSL transform for delivery. XSL stylesheets available on request.
    Contacts
    Lyn Lewis Dafis: lvd@llgc.org.uk
    Illtud Daniel: ild@llgc.org.uk
    last updated: 2003-07-30

    Ministry of Culture, Spain

    Biblioteca Virtual de Prensa Hist�rica/ Virtual Library of Historical Press

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    Description:
    The Virtual Library of Historical Press is the result of a process of cooperative digitizing by the Ministry of Culture and the Autonomous Communities and other memory institutions, whereby the intention is not only to preserve, but also to offer access to bibliographic materials that are denoted for being unique copies. The infra-structure for the BVPH has been developed using METS as the structural metadata and for linking image files to pages. It feeds dynamically an OAI repository using a tool that generates Dublin Core records. It is an OAI data provider.
    Dates:
    Website launch: February 2003
    Sites:
    Sites available in all the Spanish official languages plus English.
    Access to the VLHP:
    http://prensahistorica.mcu.es/prensahistorica/en/consulta/busqueda.cmd
    Profiles:
    None
    External schema:
    dmdSec:

    dc
    mods

    http://dublincore.org/schemas/xmls/simpledc20021212.xsd
    http://www.loc.gov/mods
    techMD:

    mix

    http://www.loc.gov/mix
    sourceMD: mix http://www.loc.gov/mix
    rightsMD: metsrights http://cosimo.stanford.edu/sdr/metsrights.xsd
    digiprovMD: none  
    Docs:
    No documents available at this time
    Tools:
    No tools currently available.
    Contacts
    Mar�a Luisa Mart�nez-Conde: martinez.conde@mcu.es
     
    last updated: 2006-01-22
    last verified: 2008-07-23

    Ministry of Culture, Spain

    Biblioteca Virtual del Patrimonio Bibliográfico / Virtual Library of Bibliographic Heritage

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    Description:
    The Virtual Library of Bibliographical Heritage is a cooperative project of the Ministry of Culture and the Autonomous Communities which aims to distribute printed books and manuscripts from Spain's Historical Heritage. The infra-structure for the VLBH has been developed using METS as the structural metadata and for linking image files to pages. It feeds dynamically an OAI repository using a tool that generates Dublin Core records. It is an OAI data provider.
    Dates:
    Website launch: September 2007
    Sites:
    Sites available in all the Spanish official languages plus English.
    Access to the VLBH:
    http://bvpb.mcu.es
    Profiles:
    None
    External schema:
    dmdSec:

    dc
    mods

    http://dublincore.org/schemas/xmls/simpledc20021212.xsd
    http://www.loc.gov/mods
    techMD:

    mix

    http://www.loc.gov/mix
    sourceMD: mix http://www.loc.gov/mix
    rightsMD: metsrights http://cosimo.stanford.edu/sdr/metsrights.xsd
    digiprovMD: none  
    Docs:
    No documents available at this time
    Tools:
    No tools currently available.
    Contacts
    Mar�a Luisa Mart�nez-Conde: martinez.conde@mcu.es
     
    last updated: 2008-02-23
    last verified: 2008-07-23

    MIT

    DSPACE

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    Description:
    MIT is in the process of implementing METS in DSpace systems. METS is used in DSpace to control the submission of content via the Lightweight Network Interface (LNI), the generation of AIPs via the AIP Prototype, and the dissemination of content via the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI PMH). The team is preparing three new METS profiles for institutional repositories of heterogenous content. This first profile governs the creation of Submission Information Packages (SIP) for deposit in DSpace via the LNI. In preparing this profile we have defined the use of MODS for descriptive metadata, PREMIS for technical metadata and Creative Commons for copyright metadata. This profile is complete and has been submitted to the METS Board for registration. A second profile to govern the creation of Archive Information Packages (AIP) has been drafted and is under review. This profile defines the use of the DSpace Intermediate Metadata (DIM) format, an internal xml format used in xsl transforms from DSpace metadata tables. It also defines the use of ABC Harmony to capture a history of events for DSpace objects, REI to capture policy metadata and the DSpace Deposit License. A third profile to govern the use of METS as a Dissemination Information Package (DIP) via the OAI PMH will be undertaken in the near future
    Dates:
    DSpace METS SIP Profile – Spring 2007
    DSpace METS AIP Profile – Summer 2007
    DSpace METS DIP Profile – Soon
    Sites:
    DSpace @ MIT http://dspace.mit.edu/
    Profiles:
    Status:
    SIP packages Submitted for registration
    AIP packages Under review
    Registered URI(s):
    SIP packages

    DSpace METS Document Profile for Submission Information: http://wiki.dspace.org/index.php/DSpaceMETSSIPProfile

    AIP packages DSpace METS Document Profile for Archive Information: http://wiki.dspace.org/index.php/DSpaceMETSAIPProfile
    Docs:  
    External schema:
    dmdSec:

    MODS (SIP/AIP)
    DIM (AIP)

    http://www.loc.gov/mods

    techMD:

    PREMIS (SIP/AIP)
    DIM (AIP)
    REI (AIP

    http://www.loc.gov/premis
    sourceMD:    
    rightsMD:

    Creative Comons (SIP/AIP)
    DSPACE Deposit License (AIP)

     
    digiprovMD: ABC Harmony (AIP)
    Docs:
    Future
    Tools:
    Lightweight Network Interface: http://wiki.dspace.org/index.php/HistorySystemPrototype
    DSpace AIP Prototype: http://wiki.dspace.org/index.php/AipPrototype
    DSpace History System Prototype: http://wiki.dspace.org/index.php/HistorySystemPrototype
    DSpace Event System Prototype: http://wiki.dspace.org/index.php/EventSystemPrototype
    PLEDGE Policy Prototype: http://wiki.dspace.org/index.php/PledgePolicyPrototype
    Contacts
    MacKenzie Smith: kenzie@mit.edu
    Robert Wolfe: rwolfe@mit.edu
     
    last updated: 2007-08-01
    last verified: 2007-08-01

    OCLC

    Digital Archive Implementation

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    Description:
    OCLC is using METS in its Digital Archive service. The Digital Archive supports two methods of object ingest: web harvest and batch submittal. Web documents can be harvested and ingested object-by-object via the OCLC Connexion interface. For batch submittals, OCLC has created a stand-alone application (the Submission Builder) to take a tab-delimited metadata file and create a METS document. This METS document is part of a submission information package (SIP) sent to OCLC along with the content objects for batch ingest. The Archive creates METS objects for all dissemination packages as well. For more information on the OCLC Digital Archive and associated tools see http://www.oclc.org/digitalarchive.
    Dates:
    In production
    Sites:
    No public site. For information on the OCLC Digital Archive see: http://www.oclc.org/digitalarchive
    Profiles:
    Status: Not currently using a registered profile
    Registered URI(s):  
    Docs:  
    External schema:
    dmdSec: OCLC Descriptive Metadata http://digitalarchive.oclc.org/schemas/oclc_dm.xsd
    techMD:

    mix

    http://www.loc.gov/mix
    sourceMD:    
    rightsMD:    
    digiprovMD: OCLC Digital Provenance Metadata http://digitalarchive.oclc.org/schemas/oclc_prov.xsd
    Docs:
    Digital Archive end-user documentation is available at http://www.oclc.org/support/documentation/digitalarchive
    Tools:
    The METS packaging tools are available to users of the Digital Archive
    service.
    Contacts

    Taylor Surface
    Manager, Digital Collection Services
    OCLC
    Taylor_surface@oclc.org
    614-761-5145
    800-848-5878 x5145

    Shweta Rani
    Senior Software Engineer
    OCLC
    shweta_rani@oclc.org
    toll free: +1 800 848 5878 x5350
    direct: +1 614 761 5350

     
    last updated: 2006-03-08

    Oxford University

    Oxford Digital Library

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    Description:
    METS forms the central metadata for the Oxford Digital Library(http://www.odl.ox.ac.uk/), currently being established using materials from libraries within Oxford University. An in-house mySql/PHP system of webforms is used for cataloguing, using qualified Dublin Core fields:METS files are automatically generated by this system when the metadata input is complete, the DC fields being converted to embedded MODS records for descriptive metadata.
    Dates:
    In operation since August 2002
    Sites:
    The system isn't publicly available
    Profiles:
    Status: Completed and registered
    Registered URI (s): http://www.loc.gov/mets/profiles/00000001.xml
    Docs:

    none

    Docs:
    Metadata guidelines at http://www2.odl.ox.ac.uk/guidelines
    Tools:
    None available at this point
    Contacts
    Alexander Huber: alexander.huber@ouls.ox.ac.uk
     
    last updated: 2005-01-26

    PERSEE

    Portail de Revues Scientifiques en Sciences Humaines et Sociales

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    Description:
    PERSEE, is a French program initiated by the research community, who are keen for their scientific output to have greater visibility, and established by the Ministry of State Education, Higher Education and Research. It has as its missions the digitization and the online distribution of back collections of a vast corpus of scientific journals in social and human sciences. The PERSEE website provides free and public access to whole collections of selected scientific periodicals.Within this context, the METS model is used to represent series, issues and articles.
    Dates:
    In production since January 2005
    Sites:
    Web site : http://www.persee.fr/
    OAI data provider : http://oai.persee.fr/oai.do
    Profiles:
    Status: Completed but not yet registered
    Registered name(s): Not yet registered but available as listed below:
    http://www.persee.fr/profiles/mets/
    persee_series_mets_profile.xml
    http://www.persee.fr/profiles/mets/
    persee_issues_mets_profile.xml
    http://www.persee.fr/profiles/
    metspersee_articles_mets_profile.xml
    Docs: Not yet available

    External schema:

    dmdSec:

    simple dc
    qualified dc
    mods
    marcxml

    http://dublincore.org/schemas/xmls/simpledc20021212.xsd
    http://dublincore.org/schemas/xmls/qdc/2003/04/02/dcterms.xsd
    http://www.loc.gov/mods/v3/mods-3-1.xsd
    http://www.loc.gov/standards/marcxml/schema/MARC21slim.xsd
    techMD:

    none

     
    sourceMD: none  
    rightsMD: none  
    digiprovMD: none  
    Docs:
    Not yet available
    Tools:
    Both the production line and the dissemination portal are developed under Open Source licence. Sources should soon be available together with a complete documentation.
    Contacts:
    Viviane.Bouletreau@univ-lyon2.fr
    raphael.maurel-segala@mom.fr
    information@persee.fr
     
    last updated: 2006-05-16

    RLG

    RLG Cultural Materials Service

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    Description:
    Prior to its merger with OCLC, RLG used METS to organize and store complex objects within the RLG Cultural Materials service. Cultural Materials provided access to digital materials and their descriptions. RLG created METS objects to describe works that included multiple digital objects or views. It used XSLT to transform XML representations of the work into METS, based on data provided to us by Cultural Materials contributors. When such a work was viewed in Cultural Materials, the structural details of the object, its description, and its related digital materials could all be consistently navigated by basing that process on the METS object. RLG used XSLT to transform the METS object into an instance of an HTML viewer, using JavaScript to replicate the METS representation and to implement viewer functions
    Dates:
    Started operation since January 2003; currently unavailable
    Sites:
    No longer active
    Docs:
    None
    Tools:
    None
    Contacts
    Bruce Washburn: btw@notes.rlg.org
     
    last updated: 2003-06-01
    last verified: 2007-08-01

    University of Alberta

    Peel's Prairie Provinces Project

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    Description:
    The University of Alberta uses the METS/ALTO format for its Peel's Prairie Provinces project - a digital library containing citations and searchable full-text images of Western Canadian resources. The collection currently consists of digitized books, pamphlets, etc. (more than 660,000 pages), newspapers (close to 1,000,000 articles), and postcards (over 15,000). Images are in TIFF and derived PNG or JPEG formats, with text files in UTF-8, formatted in XML. METS/ALTO is used for ingestion of the digital objects, but is not used to drive the end-user interface. The descriptive metadata is formatted in MODS. (See Peel�s Prairie Provinces in the MODS Implementation Registry). Prior to employing METS/ALTO, a proprietary Olive format was utilized.
    Dates:
    2003-
    Sites:
    http://peel.library.ualberta.ca
    Docs:
    Coming soon
    Tools:
    Coming soon
    Contacts
    Peter Binkley
    Digital Initiatives
    Technology Librarian
    University of Alberta
    peter.binkley@ualberta.ca

    Sharon Farnel
    Metadata and Cataloguing Librarian
    University of Alberta
    sharon.farnel@ualberta.ca
     
    last updated: 2010-04-22

    University of California, Berkeley
    The University Library

    Archival Collections

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    Description:
    Largely on a grant-supported project basis, the UC Berkeley Library has digitized and continues to digitize portions of its archival collections and selected rare and fragile materials. The digitized matComing soonerials are exported as METS objects with MODS encoded descriptive metadata and MIX technical metadata for any image content. Most of these METS objects are then ingested into the California Digital Library's Online Archive of California/Calisphere
    Dates:
    In production, ongoing
    Sites:
    Most METS versions of U.C. Berkeley Library archival and rare materials are available through sites maintained by the California Digital Library: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/ and
    http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/
    Profiles:
    Status: Completed and registered. The profile http://www.loc.gov/mets/profiles/
    00000013.xml
    has now superseded the other two profiles listed below and governs all new UCB METS documents. All METS documents created prior to 00000013.xml conform to one of the other two profiles.
    Registered URI(s):

    http://www.loc.gov/mets/profiles/00000002.xml
    http://www.loc.gov/mets/profiles/00000003.xml
    http://www.loc.gov/mets/profiles/00000013.xml (current profile)

    Docs:

    For 00000002.xml and 00000003.xml only:

    http://sunsite3.berkeley.edu/mets/ucbprofiles/

    External schema:
    dmdSec: mods http://www.loc.gov/mods
    techMD:

    mix

    http://www.loc.gov/mix
    sourceMD: mix http://www.loc.gov/mix (recorded as part of techMD)
    rightsMD: metsrights http://cosimo.stanford.edu/sdr/metsrights.xsd
    digiprovMD: none  
    Docs:
    http://sunsite3.berkeley.edu/mets/presentations/UCBCaseStudy.htm
    Tools:
    UCB's METS tools may be available to other educational/non-profit organizations for non-profit use. Interested parties should contact Director of Library Technologies: Bernie Hurley: bernie@library.berkeley.edu .
    Contacts

    Giulia Hill, Software Engineer: ghill@library.berkeley.edu
    Rick Beaubien, Software Engineer, Research and Development: rbeaubie@library.berkeley.edu

     
    last updated: 2009-01-21
    last verified: 2009-01-21

    University of California, Berkeley
    The University Library

    Stored Materials and Obscure Materials: Tables of Contents

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    Description:
    To improve researchers' ability efficiently to review and select relevant materials from stored and obscure collections, the U.C. Berkeley Library is digitizing the tables of contents for these materials, and packaging these as METS objects. These METS objects includes MODS descriptive metadata derived from MARC metadata in the online catalog.
    Dates:
    In production; ongoing
    Sites:
    Available through the UC Berkeley online catalog
    Profiles:
    Status: Completed and registered
    Registered URI (s):

    http://www.loc.gov/mets/profiles/00000003.xml (older METS objects)
    http://www.loc.gov/mets/profiles/00000013.xml (newer METS objects)

    Docs:

    General documentation for 00000003.xml:
    http://sunsite3.berkeley.edu/mets
    /ucbprofiles/

    External schema:
    dmdSec: mods http://www.loc.gov/mods
    techMD:

    none

    sourceMD: none
    rightsMD: none
    digiprovMD: none  
    Docs:
    Not yet available
    Tools:
    Availability of any METS tools being developed. UCB's METS tools may be available to other educational/non-profit organizations for non-profit use. Interested parties should contact Director of Library Technologies: Bernie Hurley: bernie@library.berkeley.edu
    Contacts
    Alvin Pollock: apollock@library.berekeley.edu
     
    last updated: 2009-01-21
    last verified: 2008-01-14

    University of California, Berkeley
    The University Library

    Repository of CS Tech Reports with OAI interface

     

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    Description:
    To replace its Dienst infrastructure, the U.C. Berkeley Library is archiving existing and new CS technical reports as METS objects with MODS descriptive metadata, and making these objects available for OAI harvesting. For OAI purposes, descriptive metadata is made available in Simple DC format derived from the native MODS encodings.
    Dates:
    In production; ongoing
    Sites:

    The technical reports can be searched and viewed locally at http://techreports.lib.berkeley.edu. In addition to this local technical reports website, the technical reports are available through OAI service providers such as OAIster (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/b/bib/bib-idx?c=oaister;page=simple). The OAI repository interface is registered as "UCB Technical Reports Repository" at http://www.openarchives.org .

    Profiles:
    Status: Completed and registered
    Registered URI(s): http://www.loc.gov/mets/profiles/
    00000013.xml
    Docs:

    Not yet available

    External schema:
    dmdSec: mods

    http://www.loc.gov/mods

    For OAI purposes, descriptive metadata is made available in Simple DC format derived from the native MODS encodings.

    techMD:

    mix

    http://www.loc.gov/mix
    sourceMD: mix http://www.loc.gov/mix (recorded as part of techMD)
    rightsMD: metsrights http://cosimo.stanford.edu/sdr/metsrights.xsd
    digiprovMD: none  
    Docs:
     
    Tools:
    Availability of any METS tools being developed. UCB's METS tools may be available to other educational/non-profit organizations for non-profit use. Interested parties should contact Director of Library Technologies: Bernie Hurley: bernie@library.berkeley.edu
    Contacts
    Garey Mills: gmills@library.berkeley.edu
     
    last updated: 2008-01-14
    last verified: 2008-01-14

    University of California, San Diego
    Libraries

    Digital Asset Management System

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    Description:
    The UC San Diego Libraries has developed a Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) in order to manage and provide access to its digital collections. Data for objects are stored as RDF Triplets within the system. Objects can be exported as METS objects in compliance with the UCSD registered profiles. This METS export functionality is designed for transferring digital object data to the California Digital Library’s Digital Preservation Repository and for sharing the data with other potential content portals.
    Dates:
    In production. Implemented with database in excess of 300,000 objects encompassing image, audio, video, pdf files, etc.
    Sites:
    UCSD DAMS is an internal tool not yet made available to the public.
    Profiles:
    Status: Completed and registered.
    Registered URI(s):

    UCSD Simple Object Profile: http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/profiles/00000012.xml

    UCSD Complex Object Profile: http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/profiles/00000017.xml

    Docs:

    Only documentation available is the registered profiles pages on the METS site: http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/profiles/00000012.html and http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/profiles/00000017.html

    External schema:
    dmdSec: mods http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/v3/mods-3-2.xsd
    techMD:

    premis

    mix

    http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/v1/PREMIS-v1-1.xsd

    http://www.loc.gov/mix (for images when applicable)

    sourceMD: none  
    rightsMD: metsrights http://cosimo.stanford.edu/sdr/metsrights.xsd
    digiprovMD: none  
    Docs:
    No documentation available
    Tools:
    No tools available
    Contacts

    Digital Library Office, dlo@ucsd.edu

     
    last updated: 2008-02-23
    last verified: 2008-02-23

    University of Chicago
    University of Chicago Library

    Digital Collections

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    Description:
    METS is being used to store the digital objects created for our digitization projects. These objects are currently transformed via XSLT into the Greenstone Archive format and loaded into the Greenstone
    Digital Library Software for delivery to the end user. Alternate mechanisms for end-user delivery will be considered as appropriate. Descriptive metadata is encoded in MODS; a collection using Dublin
    Core is scheduled. METS will also be used as a submission information package format for archiving projects.
    Dates:
    First site made public in March, 2003
    Sites:
    http://chopin.lib.uchicago.edu/
    Docs:
    None available yet
    Tools:
    None available yet
    Contacts
    Tod Olson, Sr. Programmer/Analyst: tod@uchicago.edu
     
    last updated: 2003-06-01

    University of Graz, Austria

    Austrian Literature Online

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    Description:
    The digital repository Austrian Literature Online (http://www.literature.at/) uses METS as transmission and storage format. The METAe metadata recognition software exports result as METS files.
    Dates:
    www.literature.at is up and working since a year
    Sites:
    http://www.literature.at/
    http://meta-e.uibk.ac.at/
    Docs:
    http://www.literature.at/
    http://meta-e.uibk.ac.at/
    Tools:
    METAe software is licensed software. Software tools for www.literature.at are free. (send an email to a.egger@uni-graz.at to get the source)
    Contacts
    Alexander Egger: a.egger@uni-graz.at
     
    last updated: 2003-06-01

    University of Michigan

    MBooks

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    Description:
    MBooks is the University of Michigan's online access system to the Library's digitized collections, particularly the volumes that have been scanned through our partnership arrangement with Google. At present, the implementation provides searching (of all volumes) and pageturning (of public domain volumes) of digitized materials located through Mirlyn, the online catalog for the University of Michigan libraries. Alternate access points and collection creation and searching are under
    development.
    Dates:
    In production.
    Sites:
    Two examples are provided below:

    Masters in art; a series of illustrated monographs. v.2 (Boston 1901)
    http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015055275872
    Football for player and spectator by Fielding Yost (Ann Arbor, 1905)
    http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015002370743

    Others can be found through conducting an "Advanced Search" in Mirlyn and restricting the Format to "Electronic Resources"

    Profiles:
    Status: In progress
    Registered URI(s):

     

    Docs:  
    External schema:
    dmdSec: none Descriptive metadata is stored externally to the METS objects
    techMD:

    none

     

    sourceMD: none  
    rightsMD: none
    digiprovMD: premis http://www.loc.gov/premis
    Docs:
    The MBooks FAQ is the only public documentation at this point:
    http://mdp.lib.umich.edu/m/mdp/mdp-faq.htm
    Tools:
    The MBooks pageturner is available as part of the DLXS release 13 at http://dlxs.org/products/release13.html . While the pageturner is open source, there are dependencies on licensed software, such as XPat.
    Contacts

    Chris Powell, sooty@umich.edu

     
    last updated: 2008-02-23
    last verified: 2008-02-23
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