The National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa) is pleased to announce the open-source release of version 3.2 of its Metadata Extraction Tool.

The Metadata Extraction Tool programmatically extracts preservation metadata from a range of file formats including PDF documents, image files, sound files, office documents, and many others. It automatically extracts preservation-related metadata from digital files, then outputs that metadata in XML. It can be used through a graphical user interface or command-line interface.

The software was created in 2003 and redeveloped this year. It is now available as open-source software from http://meta-extractor.sf.net/ under the terms of the Apache Public License.

To find out more:

* Visit the project homepage: http://meta-extractor.sf.net/

* Read the information sheet: http://meta-extractor.sourceforge.net/meta-extractor-info-sheet.pdf

* Download the software: http://sourceforge.net/project/platformdownload.php?group_id=189407