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Library for dealing with METS files.

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# METS Reader & Writer

By [Artefactual](

METSRW is a library to help with parsing and creating METS files. It provides an API, and abstracts away the actual creation of the XML. METSRW was initially created for use in [Archivematica]( and is managed as part of that project.

You are free to copy, modify, and distribute metsrw with attribution under the terms of the AGPL license. See the [LICENSE](LICENSE) file for details.

## Installation & Dependencies

METSRW can be installed with pip.

pip install metsrw

METSRW has been tested with:

  • Python 2.7
  • Python 3.4
  • Python 3.6

## Basic Usage

Read a METS file

mets = metsrw.METSDocument.fromfile(‘path/to/file’) # Reads a file mets = metsrw.METSDocument.fromstring(‘<mets document>’) # Parses a string mets = metsrw.METSDocument.fromtree(lxml.ElementTree) # Parses an lxml.Element or lxml.ElementTree

Create a new METS file

mets = metsrw.METSDocument()

## Contributing

METSRW is in early development and welcomes feedback on the API and overall design! Design goals, use cases, and a proposed API are in the [Github wiki](

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