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Preservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies (PREMIS) is a working
group sponsored by OCLC and RLG. The focus of PREMIS is on the practical
aspects of implementing preservation metadata in digital preservation
systems. One part of our charge is to develop a core set of preservation
metadata with wide applicability within the digital preservation community.
Another part is to examine alternative strategies for implementing
To help us understand what the community is doing, we have sent a survey on
implementation to organizations in the library, academic, museum,
government, and scientific sectors known to be developing, running, or
planning to utilize a digital preservation repository. It is intended to
a) the different goals and characteristics of digital preservation
b) various administrative and technical models for digital preservation
c) how preservation repositories are encoding, storing and managing their
Survey results will be used by PREMIS in our analysis of implementation
strategies, and will also be published in summarized form. Individual
repositories and projects will not be identified without permission. We
hope the results will benefit the entire community.
The Implementation Survey is available on the PREMIS website at
http://www.oclc.org/research/pmwg/. If your organization is involved in
digital preservation and did not receive a survey by email, please download
a copy and return the completed survey no later than January 16. There are
instructions on the website.
Thanks very much,