|Introduction to METS, the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard|
|Merrilee Proffit (Program Officer, RLG)|
|METS was developed to encode the descriptive, administrative, and
structural information for objects within a digital library. It provides
for the responsible management and transfer of digital library objects by
bundling and storing appropriate metadata along with the digital media
files. This standard is a powerful and flexible tool with a growing number
of uses, including digital archiving.