This page documents the workflow and METS content for lower-level metadata import - i.e. metadata to be attached to subdirectories and files within a SIP.
- For simple objects, the user places files in the objects directory, with or without intervening subdirectories. The imported metadata are attached to each object.
- For compound objects, the user creates one or more subdirectories in the objects directory, each containing the files that form a compound object. The imported metadata are attached to each subdirectory.
- The subdirectory names must not contain spaces or other forbidden characters.
- The user adds a csv file to the metadata folder for the transfer entitled metadata.csv
- The first row of the csv file consists of field names.
- Dublin Core field names must contain the "dc" element in the name, eg "dc.title"
- Each subsequent row contains the complete set of field values for a single directory or file
- For multi-value fields (such as dc.subject), the entire column is repeated and each column contains a single value
- If the metadata are for simple objects, the csv file must contain a "filename" column listing the filepath and filename of each objects: eg "objects/BrocktonOval.jp2"
- If the metadata are for compound objects, the csv file must contain a "parts" column listing the names of the directories containing the items that form the compound object: eg "objects/Jan021964"
- Note that filenames can be duplicates of filenames in other subdirectories if desired. For example, the name "page01.jp2" can occur in multiple subdirectories.
- At the generate METS micro-service, Archivematica parses the metadata in metadata.csv to the METS file, as follows:
- All Dublin Core elements are used to generate a dmdSec for each directory or file with MDTYPE="DC"
- All non-Dublin Core elements are used to generate a dmdSec for each directory or file with MDTYPE="OTHER" OTHERMDTYPE="CUSTOM"
- The dmdSecs are linked to their directories or files in the structMap
This section provides csv file and METS file examples for simple objects - i.e. individual files that are not pages in a compound object such as a book or a newspaper issue.
Sample headings and values
|objects/BrocktonOval.jp2||Stanley Park in December||1996-01-17||Riley Studios, Vancouver BC||Don Langfield, photographer||Vancouver (B.C.)--Parks||Landscapes||1992/12/04||Image shows Brockton Oval after light snowfall||Originally part of series entitled "Winter in Vancouver"||Riley Studios collection||New Caledonia Public Library||Copyright held by Riley Studios||http://www.ncpl/donlangfieldphotographs.ca||image/jp2|
|objects/QE Park sunset.jp2||Sunset in Queen Elizabeth Park||Riley Studios, Vancouver BC||Don Langfield, photographer||Vancouver (B.C.)--Parks||1994/07/13||Riley Studios collection||New Caledonia Public Library||Copyright held by Riley Studios||http://www.ncpl/donlangfieldphotographs.ca||image/jp2|
This section provides csv file and METS file examples for compound objects - i.e. multi-page digital objects such as newspapers and books.
Sample headings and values
|objects/Jan021964||Coast News, January 02, 1964||Sunshine Coast News||Fred Cruice||1945-1995||Gibsons (B.C.)--Newspapers||1964/01/02||Serving the Growing Sunshine Coast||Weekly||English||British Columbia Historical Newspapers collection||Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives||http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca||image/jp2|
|objects/Jan091964||Coast News, January 09, 1964||Sunshine Coast News||Fred Cruice||1945-1995||Gibsons (B.C.)--Newspapers||1964/01/09||Serving the Growing Sunshine Coast||Weekly||English||British Columbia Historical Newspapers collection||Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives||http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca||image/jp2|