PREMIS (Preservation Metadata, Data Dictionary Maintenance Activity)
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Preservation Research & Consultancy

Activity Name: Preservation Research & Consultancy
Organization: National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa
Organization Type: Library
Content Type: Audio - yes
Cartographic Material
Other - yes
Text-based Materials - yes
Video - yes
Websites - yes
Origin of Content (digitized, born digital,
or both):
Digitized and born digital
Description: The business unit came out of the National Digital Heritage Archive project, that designed, developed and implemented a Library-wide process for collection and preserving National Library collection items. The purpose of the unit is to carry out the day-to-day functions of a preservation management, give advice to other Library staff in terms of collecting and managing digital materials, and undertake research into the preservation of digital objects.
Start Date: 0000-00-00
Stakeholder/Audience Anybody who uses the National Library
Notes: We've implemented the Ex Libris Rosetta system
Implementation Details:
What repository workflows or functions does your PREMIS Metadata support? Characterisation (format ID, MD extraction) Fixity checking Format Risk analysis Access Preservation actions Access rights Event logging Repository management (search/retrieval) Error handling at all stages.
What PREMIS data module entities are represented in your implementation? IE, Object, Agent Event, Rights.
How is preservation metadata stored in your repository? Stored in METS file in permanent storage. Also indexed in oracle tables in various guises including XML chunks and discrete items, depending on what the information is.
What ancillary resources and tools do you use to support your PREMIS implementation? Controlled Vocabularies DNX (ExLibris normalized XML) Tools DROID, JHOVE, NLNZ Metadata Extractor, MD5, SHA1, CRC32, ARC decomposition utility, ZIP decomposition utility, INDIGO (NLNZ ingest tool), Web Curator tool Extension Schemas MIX, AES, DC, EAD
Is your preservation metadata created internally, imported from external sources, or both? Can be both. Usually created by our system during ingest, but some can be supplied (particularly if we are doing large ingests.)
Is your preservation metadata used only internally or is it shared with external organizations? It is only used internally.
Example File Name: 04_NewZealandNationalLibrary.xml
Description of Example Files and/or Additional Example Files: