Thanks for providing this information, Greg. This looks to me like
something we would want to include on the METS tools page, especially if
you plan to make it publicly available and it is (or becomes) applicable
outside of the UNC/CDR work flow.
I do have one question: Does the METS manifest that the Curator's
workbench creates conform to the official METS schema
(http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/mets.xsd or one of its 1.x
predecessors) or does it conform to the Fedora METS extension schema
Even though the latter declares the same target namespace as the METS
v.1.x schemas (unfortunately in my view), it differs from the mets.xsd
in significant ways. And documents conforming to the mets-fedora-ext
schema will not validate against the mets 1.x schemas. Particularly
when we try to provide the community with information about available
tools, this is a distinction that we need to make. Tools that produce
mets for fedora ingest purposes may not be appropriate for broader METS
Also, especially if your tool does produce manifests conforming to a
METS 1.x schema (as opposed to mets-fedora-ext1-1.xsd), I was wondering
if you would have any interest in registering your CDR METS profile?
This might help potential users of the Curator's Workbench.
Thanks again for informing the community about this developing tool.
On 12/1/2010 1:48 PM, Greg Jansen wrote:
> Hi METS,
> I want to share a new METS-based software tool I've been developing at
> the Univ. of NC at Chapel Hill. We call it the Curator's Workbench
> and built it to process incoming collections for submission to our
> repository. We just posted an overview of the tool in our blog:
> I should mention here that a METS file is the manifest for each
> project, storing links to original and staged files as well as MODS
> records. The export format for submission is also a METS XML
> document, but with many irrelevant details stripped out.
> The tool is a good showcase for the flexibility of METS for work
> flow. The manifest neatly tracks quite a bit of information as the
> incoming folder tree is captured and arranged.
> Any suggestions are more than welcome.
> Greg Jansen
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