Profile of the metadata

The metadata format used is documented comprehensively and illustrated with the help of examples. The minimal version described can be generated very easily from existing metadata of other formats and is already sufficient to address the Viewer. However, at the same time, the format is flexible and expandable enough to be able to represent considerably more comprehensive structures and more extensive metadata of diverse formats.

The METS profile constitutes the container format which represents the structure of a document and can comprise its bibliographic metadata.

METS documentation: as PDF (shortened examples), as XML (full examples)

The DFG Viewer uses the MODS format to display the bibliographic metadata. It can be integrated into the METS file seamlessly and can also be supplemented with further data formats there.

Download MODS documentation!

(You can also find the information which is required for the Viewer as a minimum in the examples.)