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Although I like the structured solution of option 5, there should be a
semantic unit "preservationPolicy" for this. The preservation level and
the significant properties are heavily related to the policy of the
archiving institution (the agent) and to the associated rights.
Therefore "preservationPolicy" or shorter "Policy" (it's all about
preservation...) could even be an own type of entity in PREMIS. Maybe we
should consider to think about other policy-related issues before making
a decision.

Best regards,
Tobias Steinke

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: PREMIS Implementors Group Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On 
> Behalf Of Ruth Duerr
> Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 7:14 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [PIG] Revision of the PREMIS Data Dictionary - 
> call for comments: significantProperties and preservationLevel
> 
> Of the options presented on the wiki, I think Option 5 would 
> suit the  
> needs of the scientific data archive best....
> 
> On Jan 22, 2007, at 12:37 AM, Gerard Clifton wrote:
> 
> > The PREMIS Editorial Committee has begun revision of the PREMIS Data
> > Dictionary for Preservation Metadata and its related XML schemas  
> > and is
> > seeking feedback from the digital preservation community.
> >
> > Comments and discussion are invited on proposed changes to the  
> > semantic
> > units 'significantProperties' and 'preservationLevel'. Notes on a  
> > number of
> > issues and suggested options for these semantic units are 
> available  
> > on the
> > PREMIS Implementors' Group wiki at:
> > http://pigpen.lib.uchicago.edu:8888/pigpen/11
> >
> > Please send comments and suggestions to the PIG-list for further  
> > discussion.
> > The initial period for comment will end on Friday, February 2, 2007.
> >
> > The full list of proposed changes will soon be made available via  
> > the wiki
> > (see PREMIS Revisions at: http://pigpen.lib.uchicago.edu:8888/ 
> > pigpen/8).
> > Other topics for discussion will follow in due course.
> >
> > With thanks,
> >
> > The PREMIS Editorial Committee
>