I cannot answer this question directly but in researching mpeg-21 for
Persistent Identifiers/ Content models. I found that the current list of
freely (publicly) available standards can be accessed from
I don't know what the process is that gets them to be made public. There
appear to be certain vested interests particularly in MPEG-21 ISO-21000
as not all parts have been made public however that standard certainly
overlaps with METS /MODS et al. I think ISO-21000 will become of greater
significance and it might even be easier to integrate PREMIS into
MPEG-21 DIDL than METS see
As PREMIS is attempting to address long-term issues I think it should be
explored how to make PREMIS a publicly available ISO standard before
another community suffering from NIHS decides to create a competitor.
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Subject: Re: [PIG] PREMIS and ISO
does anyone know more about the contracts of ISO regarding newer
versions or developments of standards? Do followup reports have to be
published through ISO? And is there a possible Open Access/Postprint
model for such standards?
I don't know which differences occured in the OAIS standard since the
publication of the Blue Book. Had anyone the possibility to look into
the ISO-version to compare the two versions?
Ruth Duerr wrote:
> OK, perhaps PREMIS isn't ready yet. However, not being an
> "international standard" will limit the audience that can and will
> implement PREMIS.
> Also, correct me if I am wrong; but, simply because a standard has
> been published by ISO does not mean that the source standard has to be
> removed from public access by the sponsoring standards body. For
> example, the OAIS reference model (i.e., CCSDS 650.0 B 1 = ISO
> 14721:2003) is still freely available on the web.
> - Ruth
> On Jul 24, 2006, at 8:51 AM, Rebecca S. Guenther wrote:
>> It seems a bit premature right now. We plan to do some revisions of
>> the data dictionary and schemas in the next several months (the
>> PREMIS web site documents some of those that are needed). After we
>> convene the PREMIS Editorial Committee (whose first job will be to
>> look at needed changes), we can revisit this question.
>> One problem with ISO standards is that they are not freely available,
>> which makes some people reluctant to go through the process. We would
>> like to keep our documentation publicly and freely available.
>>> R. Duerr
>>> Data Stewardship Program Manager
>>> National Snow and Ice Data Center
>>> University of Colorado at Boulder
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