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Purpose and key features
containerMD is an XML Schema that details technical metadata for container digital objects. It is mainly intended to be used as an extension schema within METS or PREMIS descriptions of the same digital object, but it can also be used as a standalone file, for instance as an output format for a characterization tool. It is maintained by the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
containerMD provides the following key features:
In addition to ARC, we intend to define extensions for other container formats in the future: WARC, ZIP, 7ZIP... Comments on the schema can be sent to the .
Schema and documentation
Last updated: 2011, october 5th