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DisclaimerData Dictionary for Preservation Metadata: PREMIS Tutorial

June 21, 2007, 9:00-5:30

Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Whittall Pavilion

The Library of Congress is hosting a tutorial on the PREMIS Data Dictionary just prior to the Annual Conference of the American Library Association in Washington, DC.

Metadata can play a vital role in enabling the effective management, discovery, and re-usability of digital information. Preservation metadata provides provenance information, documents preservation activity, identifies technical features, and aids in verifying the authenticity of a digital object. The PREMIS Working Group released its Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata [PDF:3.2MB / 237p. PDF documents require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view] in May 2005. This is a core set of metadata elements recommended for use in all preservation repositories regardless of the type of materials archived and the preservation strategies employed.


This one day tutorial provides an introduction to PREMIS and its data model, a walk-through of the Data Dictionary, examples of PREMIS metadata in real situations, and implementation considerations, particularly using PREMIS with XML/METS. It includes an implementers' panel and will also provide an opportunity for participants to share their own implementation issues and experiences.

Benefits of Attendance

This tutorial will benefit individuals and institutions interested in implementing PREMIS metadata for the long-term management and preservation of their digital information. Some basic knowledge of XML is presumed.

To register:

Click here to register. There will be no cost for attendance. Attendance will be limited to 70 participants.