Friday, December 12, 2003

Metadata

The Distributed Systems Technology Centre (DSTC) has released version 4 of their MetaSuite product family for managing Dublin Core and similar metadata. Products include:
  • HotMeta - a web-enabled metadata repository and query engine, and associated metadata indexing, harvesting and maintenance tools,
  • MetaEdit - a validating schema-based metadata editor for use with Hotmeta and stand-alone,
  • MetaSchema - a metadata schema compiler for creating custom metadata schemas, and
  • MetaSaurus - a tool for generating "browse tree" web pages from subject thesauri.
The major new feature is that it now supports OAI 2.0 metadata interchange. This is worth a look based on their past work.

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