Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS)

The METS schema is an open, extensible XML schema standard for encoding descriptive, administrative, and structural metadata regarding objects within a digital library.  It was developed by the library community to provide the means to convey the Representation Information necessary for the management of digital objects within an archive or repository; it also supports the exchange of objects between repositories or between repositories and consumers.

Last reviewed: 
15 February, 2012