Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata: PREMIS Tutorial
June 21, 2007, 9:00-5:30
Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Whittall Pavilion

The Library of Congress is hosting a tutorial on the PREMIS Data
Dictionary just prior to the Annual Conference of the American Library
Association in Washington, DC.

Metadata can play a vital role in enabling the effective management,
discovery, and re-usability of digital information. Preservation metadata
provides provenance information, documents preservation activity,
identifies technical features, and aids in verifying the authenticity of a
digital object. The PREMIS Working Group released its Data Dictionary for
Preservation Metadata [PDF:3.2MB / 237p. PDF documents require the free
Adobe Acrobat Reader to view] in May 2005. This is a core set of metadata
elements recommended for use in all preservation repositories regardless
of the type of materials archived and the preservation strategies

This one day tutorial provides an introduction to PREMIS and its data
model, a walk-through of the Data Dictionary, examples of PREMIS metadata
in real situations, and implementation considerations, particularly using
PREMIS with XML/METS. It includes an implementers' panel and will also
provide an opportunity for participants to share their own implementation
issues and experiences.

Benefits of Attendance
This tutorial will benefit individuals and institutions interested in
implementing PREMIS metadata for the long-term management and preservation
of their digital information. Some basic knowledge of XML is presumed.

To register go to:

There will be no cost for attendance. Attendance will be limited to 40

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