METS as an 'Intermediary' Schema for a Digital Library of Complex Scientific Multimedia

Richard Gartner

Abstract


The use of the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) schema as a mechanism for delivering a digital library of complex scientific multimedia is examined as an alternative to the Fedora Content Model (FCM). Using METS as an 'intermediary' schema, where it functions as a template which is populated with content metadata on-the-fly using an XSLT transformation, it is possible to replicate the flexibility of structure and granularity of FCM while avoiding its complexity and often substantial demands on developers.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6017/ital.v31i3.1917

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