Fortunately the METS-Profile is available in English by now,
unfortunately only the PDF version:
Or use the direct link:
The XML version will follow soon. As soon as it is available, I will
be glad to inform you immediately.
Happy Easter and best wishes from Göttingen.
On 6. Apr 2009, at 12:05 Uhr, Enders, Markus wrote:
> 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
> 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" />
> Unfortunately the profile is just available in German.
Stefan E. Funk
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