Dear all,

a quick question: we want to record PREMIS metadata for plain text files (tab separated values, encoding UTF-8, CRLF as line separator). Since there is as yet no format registry that offers full support for this kind of file format we are wondering how to record the encoding in PREMIS. As I understand there is no place for this information in the format element. How do others deal with this problem?

Many thanks,


Georg Buechler
Coordination Agency for the Preservation of Electronic Files
c/o Swiss Federal Archives
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3003 Berne

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