Implementing METS, MIX, and DC for sustaining digital preservation at the University of Houston Libraries

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The University of Houston Digital Library (UHDL) provides access to collections of digital materials related to the institutional memory of the university and to areas connected to its teaching, research, and cultural missions. Recently, a variety of image archives have been processed and preserved. This article demonstrates the development of preservation metadata strategies at UHDL and the preservation of Metadata Encoding Transmission Standard (METS) records generated from customized '7train' based on Dublin Core (DC) descriptive metadata and NISO Metadata for Images in XML Schema (MIX) technical metadata using two open-source software tools (JHOVE and 7train). We are able to produce complete METS records for digital objects preserved. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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  • DC
  • Digital libraries
  • METS
  • MIX
  • Metadata
  • Preservation
  • XML

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  • Mingyu Chen

  • Michele Reilly

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