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AW: [METS] mptr to higher-level object

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"Meyer, Sebastian" <[log in to unmask]>

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Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 6 Apr 2009 12:35:25 +0200

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Hello,

just a little hint:

> The METS profile of the DFG-Viewer (http://dfg-
> viewer.de/fileadmin/groups/dfgviewer/METS_Anwendungsprofil_2.0.pdf)
> uses the <mptr> very similar to Jerry's suggestion:
>
> <mets:structMap TYPE="LOGICAL">
>    <mets:div LABEL="Zeitschrift" TYPE="Periodical">
>
>    <!-- Der METS-Pointer referenziert die METS-Datei der Zeitschrift /
> des Mehrbändigen Werkes -->
>    <mets:mptr LOCTYPE="URL"
> xlink:href="http://link/to/mets/file/periodical" />
>
>       <!-- Hier beginnt die oben bereits besprochene Beschreibung des
> einzelnen Bandes -->
>       <mets:div DMDID="DMD_00" ID="ex11__LOG_00"
> LABEL="Zeitschriftenband" TYPE="Volume">
>
>          <mets:div DMDID="DMD_01" ID="ex11__LOG_01" LABEL="Erstes
> Zeitschriftenheft" TYPE="Issue">
>             <mets:div ID="ex11__LOG_02" LABEL="Erster Artikel"
> TYPE="Article" />
>             <mets:div ID="ex11__LOG_03" LABEL="Zweiter Artikel"
> TYPE="Article" />
>            </mets:div>
>       </mets:div>
>    </mets:div>
> </mets:structMap>
>
> Unfortunately the profile is just available in German.

There is a translated English version of the profile, too. It is available at:
http://dfg-viewer.de/en/profile-of-the-metadata/

Yours sincerely,
Sebastian

--

Sebastian Meyer
Projekt-Mitarbeiter

Sächsische Landesbibliothek -
Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB)
01054 Dresden
Tel.: +49 351 4677-206
Fax:  +49 351 4677-711
http://www.slub-dresden.de/


> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Im Auftrag von Enders, Markus
> Gesendet: Montag, 6. April 2009 12:06
> An: [log in to unmask]
> Betreff: Re: [METS] mptr to higher-level object
>
> Hi Jenn,
>
> Probably you will not find a general solution for this problem at all.
> My experience is that the METS object may change over the life cycle of
> the resource. Depending on technical constraints and your purpose of
> the METS file you might need different solutions. With purpose I mean
> wether the METS describes a SIP, AIP or DIP.
>
> At the British Library we are using the <mods:relatedItem> element for
> pointing up to the parent document if the METS file is describing a
> SIP. The volume / issue is only very loosley coupled with the parent
> object. As the SIPs are created somewhere (on some system) using a file
> system for storing their content files and METS descriptors, I don't
> regard a <mptr> as an appropriate method as those links could never be
> actionable (resolveable) in our current enviroment.
>
> For the DIP the situation may be different. I would assume the DIP is
> disseminated from a repository. In this case a system will be available
> to resolve URIs. In this case I would regard the use of a <mptr> as a
> much better alternative.
> The METS profile of the DFG-Viewer (http://dfg-
> viewer.de/fileadmin/groups/dfgviewer/METS_Anwendungsprofil_2.0.pdf)
> uses the <mptr> very similar to Jerry's suggestion:
>
> <mets:structMap TYPE="LOGICAL">
>    <mets:div LABEL="Zeitschrift" TYPE="Periodical">
>
>    <!-- Der METS-Pointer referenziert die METS-Datei der Zeitschrift /
> des Mehrbändigen Werkes -->
>    <mets:mptr LOCTYPE="URL"
> xlink:href="http://link/to/mets/file/periodical" />
>
>       <!-- Hier beginnt die oben bereits besprochene Beschreibung des
> einzelnen Bandes -->
>       <mets:div DMDID="DMD_00" ID="ex11__LOG_00"
> LABEL="Zeitschriftenband" TYPE="Volume">
>
>          <mets:div DMDID="DMD_01" ID="ex11__LOG_01" LABEL="Erstes
> Zeitschriftenheft" TYPE="Issue">
>             <mets:div ID="ex11__LOG_02" LABEL="Erster Artikel"
> TYPE="Article" />
>             <mets:div ID="ex11__LOG_03" LABEL="Zweiter Artikel"
> TYPE="Article" />
>            </mets:div>
>       </mets:div>
>    </mets:div>
> </mets:structMap>
>
> Unfortunately the profile is just available in German.
>
>
> Ciao
> Markus
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> On Behalf Of Riley, Jenn
> Sent: 03 April 2009 20:44
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [METS] mptr to higher-level object
>
> Hello all,
>
> I'm finally sitting down to spec out how to do something in METS we've
> long known we needed and I always assumed would be easy, but now that I
> actually tried to do it, I have run into a big brick wall. Maybe it's
> just Friday afternoon cognitive slowness, but for the life of me I'm
> stumped.
>
> We're working on METS specs for multi-volume titles. Journals,
> newsletters, monographic series, etc. We want a two-level structure
> where a "big" METS gives the structure of the title down to some
> reasonable level, then includes <mptr>s to "small" METS (say, a journal
> issue) that could itself have some internal structure. This is working
> just fine, but we also want the "small" METS to link back to the "big"
> METS. That's what I can't figure out how to do. It doesn't seem to make
> sense to put an <mptr> in the structMap for this, because the METS
> being linked to isn't part of "this" object, but rather one
> hierarchically above it. I don't have any other ideas, though.
>
> I see Patrick Yott/Brown posted <http://listserv.loc.gov/cgi-
> bin/wa?A2=ind0705&L=METS&D=0&I=-3&P=1321> some samples of their METS
> for cases like this to the METS list in May 2007, but I can't seem to
> get the full attachments out of the listserv archive so I can't see if
> there's something for me to rip off there. I also see other messages
> about folks linking in this direction with MODS <relatedItem>, but
> we're really looking for something in METS proper. Is anyone doing
> this?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jenn
>
> ========================
> Jenn Riley
> Metadata Librarian
> Digital Library Program
> Indiana University - Bloomington
> Wells Library W501
> (812) 856-5759
> www.dlib.indiana.edu
>
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