Library for dealing with METS files.
[![PyPI version](https://badge.fury.io/py/metsrw.svg)](https://badge.fury.io/py/metsrw) [![Travis CI](https://travis-ci.org/artefactual-labs/mets-reader-writer.svg?branch=master)](https://travis-ci.org/artefactual-labs/mets-reader-writer) [![Coverage status](https://img.shields.io/coveralls/artefactual-labs/mets-reader-writer/master.svg)](https://coveralls.io/r/artefactual-labs/mets-reader-writer)
# METS Reader & Writer
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](https://github.com/artefactual/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()
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](https://github.com/artefactual-labs/mets-reader-writer/wiki)