From the responses I've received so far on this issue, there seems to be
no groundswell of enthusiasm for the proposal to change METS. Consensus
seems to be what Tobias says below (object in techMD, event in digitProv,
etc.). So now I will proceed on trying to write up some best practices for
using PREMIS with METS (as it is now) to run by the community.
On Mon, 16 Jul 2007, Bronwyn Lee wrote:
> I also vote for option 1 and I agree with everything Tobias Steinke
> Bronwyn Lee
> Newspaper Digitisation Project
> National Library of Australia
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> I would vote for alternative 1 (Use premis:object in techMD,
> premis:event in digiProv, premis:rights in rightsMD). We did this the
> same way with LMER (http://www.d-nb.de/standards/pdf/lmer12_e.pdf) in
> the METS-Profile "Universal Object Format"
> (http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/profiles/00000011.html). If you put
> PREMIS in one METS section only, the main advantage of using METS is
> lost: A clear semantically structure of metadata. The different sections
> of METS are meant to be independent of concrete schemas. A clear logical
> distinction of descriptive, administrative, technical and provenance
> metadata is what it's all about.
> Your option 1 would change the proven structure in favor of one schema.
> Maybe there will be other reasons in the future to put descriptive and
> technical metadata in the same element because MODS or an other schema
> will be enhanced with technical information.
> If you want to use PREMIS and METS together, PREMIS should be used in a
> way to fit in METS as it is. But I think it would be essential to give
> an "official" recommendation on how to do this, because this would be
> the first step to an universal exchange format for digital preservation.
> Best regards,
> Tobias Steinke
> Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
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