METS Editor (SobekCM) / News: Recent posts

Version 1.1.0 Released

The new version (1.1.0) has been released of the METS Editor and can be downloaded from sourceforge or at

This new version includes the following changes and bug fixes, many of which were pointed out by SUS users.

  • Corrected issue with the slash being the wrong way for files which appear in subfolders in the fileSec ( i.e., "xlink:href="106_105\01\105_01-01.tif" is now correctly "xlink:href="106_105/01/105_01-01.tif" )
  • Corrected the mapping of genre when importing from spreadsheets. Was a genre SUBJECT term, rather than a top-level genre element
  • Corrected issue which prevented saving to Microsoft Excel files after batch METS file creation
  • Updated MARC21 reading/writing libraries to latest code, which is much more resilient when something unexpected occurs
  • Added the following new mappings to the spreadsheet importer
    • Alternate Title (Language)
    • Classification
    • Classification (Authority)
    • Creator (Dates)
    • Creator (Family Name)
    • Creator (Given Name)
    • Creator (Role)
    • Genre (Authority)
    • Identifier (Type)
    • Related URL (Label)
    • Related URL (Link)
    • Related URL (Note)
    • Subject Keyword (Authority)
    • Title (Language)
    • Viewer (for use with SobekCM repositories only)
    • Webskin (for use with SobekCM repositories only)
  • Updated the code surrounding projects (.pmets) as default metadata so it now works correctly.
  • Updated the SobekCM Resource Object at the core of this application to include all the recent enhancements and modifications for the SobekCM web repository... read more
Posted by Mark V. Sullivan 2013-07-07

Version 1.0.3 Released

Released a new version of the SobekCM METS Editor ( Version 1.0.3 ), which includes the following updates:

1) Corrected bug introduced in last version which prevented structure map from being built correctly

2) Corrected several issues which appeared when using the Dublin Core template and saving as MarcXML in the METS

3) Added new source element for the dublin core template which maps to a source note and to dc.source in the dublin core file. (Distinct from source institution/creating organization) ... read more

Posted by Mark V. Sullivan 2012-01-11

Version 1.0.2 Released

Released a new version of the SobekCM METS Editor ( Version 1.0.2), which includes the following updates:

- Corrected issue parsing folder names while creating new METS packages
- Corrected issue with the batch directory import including a 'New Title' title when using certain templates
- Corrected issue with editing simple descriptions not actually removing the old descriptions before adding the new ones
- Converted to .NET Framework 4.0... read more

Posted by Mark V. Sullivan 2011-12-20

Version 1.0.1 Released

Released the new version of the SobekCM METS Editor ( Version 1.0.1), which includes the following updates:

- Added ability to batch process through directories with MarcXML as the source
- Cleaned up some of the structure map forms
- Added help buttons to most the batch processing forms to link to online help pages
- Corrected a discovered issue in the spreadsheet importer

The source code will be released here shortly as well.

Posted by Mark V. Sullivan 2011-08-24

Update to the Version 1.0.0 files

Mostly minor cosmetic changes to add help buttons to many of the forms which links to the new online help being developed.

Also added ability to control the size of the JPEG thumbnails.

Posted by Mark V. Sullivan 2011-08-16

Official release of Version 1.0.0

Released the first non-beta release of the SobekCM METS Editor. Completed all of the batch importing features which I had in the works for some time, including creating METS files from an OAI-PMH repository set.

I know that help pages are needed, we will be working on this shortly.

Otherwise, for any other questions, please send me an email or post here.

Also, see our other location: read more

Posted by Mark V. Sullivan 2011-08-14

New version 1.0.0 BETA

Just released the latest version of the METS Editor, which increases overall support for varied metadata and greatly increases the ease of use of the application and more effectively assists users with initial setup and configuration. Preferences are explained fully.

Still pending is adding Spanish and French translations for the new pages, completing the batch image derivative portion, and the batch metadata creation.

Posted by Mark V. Sullivan 2011-05-31

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