A new tool to help those implementing, or considering implementing, PREMIS
in METS is now available at:
This tool, “A Checklist for Documenting PREMIS-METS Decisions in a METS
Profile,” presents 13 key PREMIS-METS issues to consider when designing
or revisiting a metadata strategy. Each of the 13 points in the checklist
is followed by one or more examples from METS profiles registered with the
Library of Congress by institutions that are using PREMIS in METS.
This 13-point checklist allows users to quickly benefit from a significant
body of PREMIS-METS experience by bringing together PREMIS-METS knowledge
embedded in a variety of resources.
For more on the checklist and the internal and external benefits of
documenting PREMIS-METS implementations in METS registered profiles, see
the forthcoming article, “A Checklist and a Case for Documenting
PREMIS-METS Decisions in a METS Profile” in the September/October 2010
issue of D-Lib Magazine.
The checklist and article were authored by Sally Vermaaten, recently of
OCLC Research, assistant to the PREMIS Editorial Committee, and soon to be
of Statistics New Zealand. The author would particularly like thank Brian
Lavoie and other members of the PREMIS Editorial Committee for their
valuable feedback on the article and checklist.
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