The PREMIS Editorial Committee is happy to announce the availablility of a German translation of "Understanding PREMIS". Priscilla Caplan of the Florida Center for Library Automation wrote the original document for the Library of Congress.  It is a "gentle" introduction to the PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata, giving an overview of its scope and goals. "PREMIS verstehen" is available at:


Many thanks to Tobias Beinert of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek for providing this translation (and particularly in time for the PREMIS events at iPres 2010 in Vienna).


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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