Thanks, Brian and others, for your insight on METS display and searching in
response to my and Jody's posts. We appreciate all the help!
Being more into the metadata creation side of things, however, I wonder if
anyone has METS XML generation tools they are willing to share or discuss.
Currently, I'm relying on XSLT, but I'm not sure this is the best workflow if
our production gains momentum. We have one project at the university, for
example, that will potentially involve distributed METS generation across the
state by a good number of contributors.
How are list members generating METS records in your own local environment?
What works and what doesn't work so well? I am eager to learn from those
who've got more experience with this -- and hope to avoid re-inventing the
Thanks for any ideas or advice you can offer!
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>I keep meaning to spend some time to write a message with some good
>examples and explanations of what we are doing, but I'm not sure when
>I'll have time so I'm just going to send out this quick note for now.
>We are in the last phase of long migration from a
>mod_perl/AxKit/swish-e/DLXS based system to XTF, so I'm not sure of the
>best examples to show for all of this. Also, all the object viewers are
>http://oac.cdlib.org/ is the best example of a site powered (mostly) by
>the new platform. The results from the image search all go to METS
>http://ark.cdlib.org/samples4.html has up to 20 random examples of METS
>from each of the PROFILEs that are in use on our system right now. Its
>designed to help in the QA of the transition, but it might be
>interesting to folks.
>The results from this search seem a little strange; but if you do an
>image search for copyright on OAC
>You will see some examples of sub-object level MD showing up in the
>snippets. The 'better' examples of this (with full MODS at the sub
>object level) are still in the pipeline, but will probably be live by
>the end of the year.
>There are lots of ugly details I'm glossing over, but hopefully that
>gives you somewhere to start.
>On Tue, 2005-11-29 at 11:17, Jody DeRidder wrote:
>> Hi, Brian (and others!)
>> Thank you for your leads, and your considered thoughts. We are looking
>> options for METS viewers and search/retrieval of mixed formats with
>> descriptive metadata. If possible, we would like to use (or build on) open
>> source software, so any suggestions you may have for what's available would
>> be welcome.
>> In addition, we would love to see how your search/retrieval/display
>> interface works, so we can better judge what we want as an end product for
>> our own collections. Could you send a link or two as examples of what your
>> current interface has to offer? (I notice CDL has several
>> collections/services, and would like to know where to look to see what you
>> consider to be the best examples.)
>> Melanie here is indeed developing METS with child metadata, (and child
>> OCR'd text for search & retrieval of textual images) and we struggle to
>> work out how best to deliver. :-) The software we are currently testing
>> may not be a workable solution.
>> Thanks for any and all leads and suggestions!
>> University of Tennessee
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