PREMIS Events at iPres 2010


The PREMIS Editorial Committee invites you to participate in two events that will be held in conjunction with with the 7th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPres 2010) in Vienna, Austria, September 19-24, 2010. 


1. A PREMIS Tutorial will be held on Sunday September 19, 2010.  This full-day educational event will provide an introduction and walk-through of the PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata. The tutorial will benefit individuals and institutions interested in implementing PREMIS metadata for the long-term management and preservation of their digital information but who have limited experience in implementation. Some basic knowledge of XML is presumed. Potential audience includes cultural heritage operators, researchers and technology developers, professional educators, and others involved in management and preservation of digital resources. Faculty include Rebecca Guenther (Library of Congress), Priscilla Caplan (Florida Center for Library Automation), Markus Enders (British Library), Angela Dappert (British Library) and Karin Bredenberg (National Archives of Sweden). The tutorial will follow the agenda of previous tutorials; see:  The fee will be 90EUR. 


2. The second PREMIS Implementation Fair will be held on September 22, 2010 in Vienna, Austria as an iPres workshop. It will build on the successful first PREMIS Implementation Fair, which was held in San Francisco on October 7, 2009 following iPres 2009.  The event is intended for anyone with some knowledge of PREMIS who is planning or already involved in a PREMIS implementation. The goal of the fair is to promote discussion and share experiences involving implementing PREMIS, as well as to consider changes needed to the PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata, its XML schema and related documentation. The event will include some case studies of PREMIS implementations as well as presentations and open discussion about tools for creating and transforming PREMIS metadata, data modeling issues,  PREMIS controlled vocabularies, a PREMIS RDF/OWL ontology, and PREMIS conformance.

The PREMIS Implementation Fair will be held from 12:00-18:00 on September 22, 2010 for a nominal fee of 10EUR.  A full agenda will be made available in the near future.
To register for both these events go to: (Registration will open later this week.) 


Rebecca S. Guenther

Senior Networking & Standards Specialist

Network Development & MARC Standards Office

Library of Congress

101 Independence Ave SE

Washington, DC 20540

voice: +1.202.707.5092

fax: +1.202.707.0115

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