My interpretation is that you're treating PREMIS as the main metadata package where in fact that's the job of METS and alike (eg DAITSS, APSR models). Generally at the SIP level METS is the submission package. PREMIS intervene at the AIP level.
Storing provenance info int the METS header is also not a good practice. METS header (<metsHdr>) is about the METS document itself. Provenance usually lives in the Descriptive Metadata (<dmdSec>) as self-contained or referenced externally.
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>>> Yaniv Levi <[log in to unmask]> 2007-09-29 16:34 >>>
Thank you for the comments.
We were thinking of using the PREMIS event entity as our main provenance
metadata. In our view SIP submission is provenance information that
should be stored in PREMIS - this might push us to use the eventDetail
and not an external metadata.
Another option will be to store it in the METS header information as the
option is to use PREMIS with a METS wrapper, this is not storing the
information in the PREMIS but it is still self-contained - but then the
question is less relevant for this group although it correlates well
with the METS/PREMIS discussion.
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I would use eventDetail if you want to record it within PREMIS.
eventDetail says it's not intended to be processed by machine and can be
used for any additional information about an event (I suppose you could
consider SIP submission an event). Better would probably be to store it
outside of PREMIS in something like an authority file/agent information
On Wed, 26 Sep 2007, Yaniv Levi wrote:
> Is there a location in either the event entity or the agent entity to
> store the producer information as it was at the time of the SIP
> We are storing the current producer information by storing the
> producer's system id in the "agentIdentifier" tag, but we would like
> also store the historical information about the producer as producer
> information might change over time.
> One option might be to store it in the "eventDetail" tag, can you
> of another location or should it be managed outside of the PREMIS
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