Metadata import

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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.


  1. 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
    • If the metadata are for compound objects, the csv file must contain a "parts" column listing the names of the directories containing the component files
  2. 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 Dublin Core dmdSec for each directory or file
    • All non-Dublin Core elements are used to generate a dmdSec for each directory or file with TYPE=OTHER OTHERTYPE=CUSTOM
    • The dmdSecs are linked to their directories or files in the structMap