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METS Navigator Jenn Riley John Walsh Michelle Dalmau David Jiao Indiana University Digital Library Program Digital Library Federation Spring Forum 2005 04 15 Outline Overview and history Demonstration Use of METS Technological overview Future development and release plans Overview What is METS Navigator METS Navigator is a METS based system for displaying and navigating sets of page images or other multi image digital objects Previous page turning implementations at IU DLXS Text Class For text collections Since 2000 Wright American Fiction Integrates TEI encoded texts with page images Custom built For IU Sheet Music project Relies on images present in a certain structure on the file system Neither option extensible enough for future collections Why a new page turner METS Navigator was built initially to provide access to brittle books digitized by Indiana University Libraries Preservation Lab Recognizing the need for such a tool page turning tool across digital library projects METS Navigator was built to be extendible and configurable Demo Default Collection sample brittle books Jane Johnson Collection Chymistry of Isaac Newton Metadata needs in interface Why choose METS Can wrap the structural descriptive and administrative metadata necessary for the interface together in one place Flexibility in choice of descriptive metadata schema Format neutral Frequently used for SIPs Purposes of our METS documents Now Provide metadata needed by page turner Later Long term management of digital library objects in a repository METS sections for page turning fileSec fileGrp USE screen fileSec fileGrp USE full structMap TYPE physical structMap TYPE logical METS div TYPE Now Show hide nodes in a structure Flag illustrations within a book Mark blank pages Future Indicate a group of objects to be displayed together Specify the scope of navigation Indicate where to find an ID for linking into another application Provide scope for searching Next steps Metadata for digital object



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