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Hi Priscilla,

Just saw your email today - apparently all the PIG email was spam 
filtered out locally!

But no I haven't read the book Ice.  I'll ask around as there are 
probably lots of people
around here who have....

Ruth

Priscilla Caplan wrote:

> oops, sorry.  I should have sent that directly to Ruth Duerr.
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> Of no relevance whatsoever to PREMIS, I'm reading Ice by Mariana
> Gosnell.  Amazing book, have you seen it?
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> Ruth Duerr wrote:
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>> 1.  Name of the institution or organization implementing PREMIS
>>
>> National Snow and Ice Data Center
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>> 2.  The project name
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>> We don't actually have a project name, though I supposed if pushed we 
>> could invent one!
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>> 3.  A short description of the project
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>> The OAIS reference model is one of NSIDC's guiding documents as an 
>> archive.  Several
>> years ago, we decided to use the OAIS reference model in developing a 
>> schema for storing
>> preservation information about our science data sets - we already are 
>> NASA DIF and FGDC-compliant
>> in that regard.  In the meantime, the PREMIS group came out with 
>> their schema.  As an
>> experiment, since implementation was still ongoing, we chose to make 
>> our schema PREMIS compliant.
>> 4.  Projected dates of implementation
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>> Completion and transfer to operations is expected in April, 2006
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>> 5.  A URL to the project web site (if available)
>>
>> None, this is an internal project
>>
>> 6.  A URL to any available documentation or specifications developed for
>> the project
>>
>> We have an internal website but at this point it is not generally 
>> accessible.  The publically accessible NSIDC data catalog can be 
>> found at http://nsidc.org/data/search/search.html
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>> 7.  A list of any tools developed and or used as part of the project
>> (e.g. to extract metadata)
>>
>> We have developed schema extensions to our central data catalog, 
>> along with
>> web-based tools for population.
>>
>> 8.  Contact name and e-mail address
>>
>> R. Duerr ([log in to unmask])
>>
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