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METS - Metadata Encoding Transmission Standard

Expressed using the XML schema language, the METS standard is designed to act as a wrapper for all data and metadata pertaining to a digital object. METS can therefore be used to create the 'Information Packages' specified by the OAIS model. A METS file may include references to externally held data/metadata, or XML data/metadata may be directly embedded in the METS file.