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The Australian METS Profile – A Journey about Metadata

CollectionsAustralian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories (APSR)
Title: The Australian METS Profile – A Journey about Metadata
Author(s): Pearce, Judith
Pearson, David
Williams, Megan
Yeadon, Scott
Keywords: Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories
Metadata Exchange and Transmission Standard
Data Commons
Exchanging digital content
Digital preservation
Publisher: D-Lib Magazine
Citation: Judith Pearce, David Pearson, Megan Williams and Scott Yeadon. "The Australian METS Profile – A Journey about Metadata" D-Lib Magazine Volume 14, Number 3/4, March/April 2008.
In any journey, there's a destination but half the 'fun' is getting there. This article chronicles our journey towards a common way of packaging and exchanging digital content in a future Australian data commons – a national corpus of research resources that can be shared and re-used. Whatever packaging format is used, it has to handle complex content models and work across multiple submission and dissemination scenarios. It has to do this in a way that maintains a history of the chain of custody of objects over time. At the start of our journey we chose METS extended by PREMIS to do this. We learnt a lot during the first two stages that we want to share with those travelling to a similar destination.
ISSN: 1082-9873


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