When libraries send FCLA content for loading and displaying to the public, they must also send information about the nature and structure of the materials digitized, and the physical characteristics of the files sent. This is done by creating an XML "wrapper" for digital files based on the Metadata Encoding & Transmission Standard (METS), called PALMM METS.
Click on the following links to download current PALMM METS documentation in Adobe Acrobat PDF format:
Electronic Theses & Dissertations
METS Specification for SUL ETDs
METS ETD Example
Textual Collections and Visual Collections
PALMM METS Document Specification
DAITSS METS SIP Profile
The METS standard is maintained in the Network Development & MARC Standards Office of the Library of Congress, and is being developed as an initiative of the Digital Library Federation. Please visit the METS home page for additional information.