california digital library tools and guides

Inside CDL: Digital Library Building Blocks
Good guides, best practices and links to tools. Ex:
7train: An XSLT 2.0-based tool for generating METS files from standardized XML inputs (e.g., CONTENTdm Standard XML exports, OAI records, etc.).

From Paul Fogel, CDL, note to METS list:
Version 1 of the open-source, platform-independent tool is
available via Sourceforge at
7train was designed to transform XML documents into METS
files conforming to a specific METS profile. This initial
implementation was designed with the goal of transforming
exports from the CONTENTdm digital asset management tool
(Version 4.0 and higher) into the CDL 7train METS profile,
available at,
which is suitable for inclusion in CDL repositories.
However, the tool can be customized to produce METS files
from any kind of standardized XML document (e.g, OAI records).
The tool was developed through the CDL’s work in the
“California Local History Digital Resources Project”, a
multi-year LSTA grant-funded project that explores a model to aggregate, preserve, and provide permanent public access to digitized local history content via a statewide online access point.

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