Preservation Metadata Implementation Strategies

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Preservation Metadata Implementation Strategies


The PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata is the international standard for metadata to support the preservation of digital objects and ensure their long-term usability. Developed by an international team of experts, PREMIS is implemented in digital preservation projects around the world, and support for PREMIS is incorporated into a number of commercial and open-source digital preservation tools and systems. The PREMIS Editorial Committee coordinates revisions and implementation of the standard, which consists of the Data Dictionary, an XML schema, and supporting documentation.

Metadata Data Dictionary (PDF)  and OCLC Original Project Page (historical) are other resources to explore.  

PREMIS working group (originally established by OCLC and RLG)

May 2005

November 2015


More information on tools implementing PREMIS:

V2.2: July 2012

V3. November 2015

Yale University (2006); University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Florida Digital Archive

Archivematica, DigiTool

February 28, 2018

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