A Daunting PREMIS: Implementing Preservation Metadata within the METS Framework
Presented at 2006 International Conference on Digital Archive Technologies (ICDAT2006)
Jerome P. McDonough
Graduate School of Library & Information Science, UIUC
19-20 October 2006
Object provides technical metadata applicable to any digital object.
Z39.87, SMPTE RP210, AES-X098B all provide technical metadata specific to their respective formats.
While PREMIS provides generic Events, Rights & Agents metadata, scholars in the future may want more. We need not only format specific technical metadata standards, we may also need situationally/format specific event records, agent records and rights records. Metadata common to all formats/situations is key, but it is not the whole story.