METS (Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard)

Organisation Library of Congress

The METS (Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard) XML schema is a standard for encoding descriptive, administrative, and structural metadata regarding items within a digital library.

The website includes direct links to various versions of the schema and a 148 page PDF ‘primer’ which explains in detail how to use it.

Published June 2019
Format Web page and downloadable PDF
Creator Library of Congress