The section has collected related softwares which edit, convert, verify,
publish and manage metadata documents from metadata standard developers,
organizations and projects. Tools can be categorized according to their
functional attributes. The content in this section includes:
- Document Type Definition.
Markup Languages, such asSGML or XML are employed to describe the composition
structure of specific kinds of documents. DTD provides an accurate grammatical
- Creation Tools:
mainly support the tools that automatically produce or edit metadata
SGML or XML documents.
- Validators: SGML／XML
document parsing and verifying tools.
- Conversion Tools:
converting one metadata format into another.
- Publishing Tools:
the web pages nowadays are presented mainly in the form of HTML. The
visual editing function it offers cannot indicate the hierarchical and
complicated structure and content. This section includes tools that
help SGML or XML be presented or printed, such as regulation languages
(XSL, DSSSL), and Stylesheets.
- Metadata Search
The following are the references for tool categorizing methods and introduction:
(1) Understanding Metadata, published by NISO (National Information Standards
Organization), 2004, ISBN: 1-880124-62-9. (http://www.niso.org/)
；(2) EAD Application Guidelines for version 1.0 , chapter 4-5 (http://www.loc.gov/ead/ag/agintro.html)；(3)
DCMI-- Tools and Software (http://www.dublincore.org/tools/)