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Good morning all: 

It has been suggested that the following announcement might be of
interest to this list. We at NLNZ are interested in creating an output
adapter to provide metadata in a PREMIS-compliant format, though I'm not
sure if that is really possible or practical. It is something we will be
exploring, however.

Gordon


The National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa) is
pleased to announce the open-source release of version 3.2 of its
Metadata Extraction Tool.

The Metadata Extraction Tool programmatically extracts preservation
metadata from a range of file formats including PDF documents, image
files, sound files, office documents, and many others. It
automatically
extracts preservation-related metadata from digital files, then
outputs
that metadata in XML. It can be used through a graphical user
interface
or command-line interface.

The software was created in 2003, and redeveloped this year. It is now
available as open-source software from http://meta-extractor.sf.net/ 
under the terms of the Apache Public License.

To find out more:
* Visit the project homepage: http://meta-extractor.sf.net/ 
* Read the information sheet:
http://meta-extractor.sourceforge.net/meta-extractor-info-sheet.pdf 
* Download the software:
http://sourceforge.net/project/platformdownload.php?group_id=189407 

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