Ok. So I now have set up a basic METS file for our 920 Civil War papers and
it has been declared valid by XMLSpy. So far so good.
Now I need to find an efficient method of tagging some of the "content" of
each document itself to be included in a wrapper somewhere in the METS file.
Here is my question: How do I best tag the following information in a METS
file (or should they be tagged in an external file)? (I want to tag this
information because I want to be able to search and sort on then later.)
Name of Enlistee
Place of Birth
Place of Enlistment
Date of Enlistment
What coding schemes/DTD? could I use to code this kind of project-specific
information? Do I need to create my own schema/DTD? Can it be coded inside
the METS file or must I use an external file with its own namespace?
So far I have included this information in my METS file and just wrapped
them in a TEI section under dmdSec (but I want to avoid getting too deep
into TEI (which seems overly complicated for this) if I don't have to). The
following gets validaded in XMLSpy just fine, BTW.
<METS:mdWrap MIMETYPE="application/xml" MDTYPE="TEIHDR" LABEL="Text
Encoding and Interchange">
<tei:name LABEL="Name">Daniel Miller</tei:name>
Is it kosher to use a TEI section for coding content inside a METS file or
do I need a separate set of dishes?
Asst. Systems Manager
Hamilton College Library, Clinton, NY
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