What Is METS? How It Is Useful In Organizing EResources

Journal: GRENZE International Journal of Engineering and Technology
Authors: Bharati, Padmavati
Volume: 3 Issue: 3
Grenze ID: 01.GIJET.3.3.196 Pages: 260-264


Metadata is core of any information retrieval and so its implication for any digital library is profound. The management of complex digital objects is a crucial task for libraries, archives and museums. The correct representation of the digital collection requires objects to be maintained along the whole life cycle. At the same time, in order to avoid confusion and redundancy adequate means are needed to link specific metadata to objects. The Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) help to handle digital objects to one intellectual entity. Mets is one of the Data format or technical standards, which is often a manifestation of a particular data strucure standard encoded or marked up for machine processing. METS helps to ensure the logical as well as the physical coherence of digital entities, supports subsets with special roles, supports the inclusion of hyperlinks, supports assignment of preservation methods, helps administrative metadata to organize the groups, helps in assigning me-tadata.