The PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata is a specification that provides a key piece of infrastructure for digital preservation activities and plays a vital role in enabling the effective management, discovery, and reusability of digital information. Preservation metadata provides provenance information, documents preservation activity, identifies technical features, and aids in verifying the authenticity of digital objects. PREMIS is a core set of metadata elements recommended for use in all preservation repositories, regardless of the type of materials archived, the type of institution, and the preservation strategies employed.
In this course, you’ll get an introduction to PREMIS and its data model, a walk-through of the Data Dictionary, examples of PREMIS metadata in real situations, as well as implementation considerationsparticularly using PREMIS in XML and with the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS). You’ll also explore strategies for using controlled vocabularies with PREMIS semantic units.
There will be examples of PREMIS usage and time for questions and answers. Upon completion of this workshop you’ll be able to:
Who should attend?
- Understand the need for preservation metadata for long-term preservation of digital objects;
- Understand the PREMIS Data Model and how it applies to management of digital objects;
- Have knowledge of the semantic units in the PREMIS Data Dictionary and how they apply to different categories of digital assets;
- Be aware of issues that an institution might encounter in its collection and management of preservation metadata; and
- Highlight a number of use cases that will assist implementers in planning their own use of preservation metadata.
This tutorial will benefit individuals and institutions interested in implementing PREMIS metadata for the long-term management and preservation of their digital information.What should you already know?
Participants are expected to have some involvement in and knowledge of digital preservation and some familiarity with XML and METS. The DAS Core Competencies Addressed in this Course:
#1: Understand the nature of records in electronic form, including the functions of various storage media, the nature of system dependence, and the effect on integrity of records over time.
#2: Communicate and define requirements, roles, and responsibilities related to digital archives to a variety of partners and audiences.
#3: Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, describing, managing, organizing, and preserving digital archives.
#4: Integrate technologies, tools, software, and media within existing functions for appraising, capturing, preserving, and providing access to digital collections.
#5: Plan for the integration of new tools or successive generations of emerging technologies, software, and media.
#6: Curate, store, and retrieve original masters and access copies of digital archives.
This course is one of the Tools and Services Courses
of the DAS Curriculum and Certificate Program. If you intend to take this course as one of the nine courses required to pursue the DAS certificate, you’ll need to pass the examination for this course. Please follow Option 1
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