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.
Gregory N. Jansen
Developer - Carolina Digital Repository
UNC Chapel Hill Libraries