The Library of Congress (LOC) Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) is an XML (Extensible Markup Language) based format used for encoding metadata. The metadata is used to markup digital library objects in a repository or for exchange across repositories. METS is a Digital Library Federation initiative that is a successor to the Making of America II project (MOA2).
The MOA2 project attempted to provide encoding formats for descriptive, administrative, and structural metadata for text and image-based documents. (http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/METSOverview.v2.html) The Digital Library Federation (DLF) sponsored the project and the National Endowment for the Humanities funded it. MOA2 involved discussions led by the University of California, Berkeley with participants from New York Public Library and the libraries of Cornell, Penn State, and Stanford universities. The...
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