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A class representing DataONE SystemMetadata, which is core information about objects stored in a repository and needed to manage those objects across systems. SystemMetadata contains basic identification, ownership, access policy, replication policy, and related metadata.

If the *sysmeta* parameter is specified, then construct a new SystemMetadata instance by using the fields from an XML representation of the SystemMetadata.



# S4 method for XMLInternalElementNode
SystemMetadata(x, ...)



Additional arguments


A value of type "XMLInternalElementNode", containing the parsed XML element with SystemMetadata fields.