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Exploring Preservation Metadata: PREMIS vs. OAIS


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Poster presentation given by Brianna Marshall at the Wayne State University National Digital Stewardship Alliance Colloquium on October 23, 2012.

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Exploring Preservation Metadata: PREMIS vs. OAIS

  1. 1. Understanding  Preserva.on  Metadata:   PREMIS    vs. OAIS                                                Preserva.on   metadata   is   a   vital   part   of   any   ins.tu.on’s   digital   cura.on   workflow.   Thorough   knowledge   of  preserva.on  metadata  best  prac.ces  can  mean  the  difference  between  and  storage  of  digital  objects.  Below,  a  very  brief  introduc.on  to  PREMIS  and  OAIS.                •  PREMIS  =  Preserva.on  Metadata:  Implementa.on   •  OAIS  =  Open  Archival  Informa.on  System   Strategies   •  Conceptual  reference  model  (not  an  implementa.on  •  Resources  include  a  data  dic.onary,  XML  schema,  and   schema)  meant  to  preserve  informa.on  over  an  extended   documenta.on  detailing  best  prac.ces.   period  of  .me  and  provide  user  access  to  archival  •  Can  be  considered  an  elabora.on  on  OAIS,  though  there   informa.on.   are  some  differences  in  terminology.   •  Simplifies  the  prospect  of  digital  preserva.on  by  •  Cross-­‐ins.tu.onal—an  important  step  toward   stripping  the  process  down  to  the  basics—without  placing   standardized  prac.ce  for  managing  digital  preserva.on   limita.ons  on  an  organiza.on’s  technical  or  procedural   metadata.   preferences.  •  The  data  model  defines  the  five  most  important  to   •  Provides  six  func.onal  ingest,  archival  storage,   digital  preserva.on:  intellectual,  objects,  events,   data  management,  administra.on,  preserva.on  planning,   rights  and  agents  (see  below).   and  access  (see  below).