PREMIS (Preservation Metadata, Data Dictionary Maintenance Activity)
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PREMIS Implementation Registry

One Federal Digital Systems - FDsys

Activity Name: One Federal Digital Systems - FDsys
Organization: United States Government Printing Office
Organization Type: Library
Content Type: Audio
Cartographic Material
Images - yes
Other - yes
Text-based Materials - yes
Origin of Content (digitized, born digital,
or both):
Digitized and born digital
Description: FDsys is a content management system, advanced search engine, and preservation repository for publications of the United States Federal government.
Start Date: 2009-01-01
Stakeholder/Audience General public, information professionals, members and staff of congress
Notes: Activity website: Public website:
Implementation Details:
What repository workflows or functions does your PREMIS Metadata support? Digital content storage/management such as media refreshment processes and virus-checking, content authentication (checksums, digital signatures).
What PREMIS data module entities are represented in your implementation? Object, Agent, Event,
How is preservation metadata stored in your repository? Persisted in XML according to the PREMIS schema. Some information is also in relational databases for ease of searching and use.
What ancillary resources and tools do you use to support your PREMIS implementation? Controlled Vocabularies Locally created controlled vocabularies Tools JHOVE Extension Schemas Registries PRONOM
Is your preservation metadata created internally, imported from external sources, or both? Created internally
Is your preservation metadata used only internally or is it shared with external organizations? Available on our public website in XML
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Description of Example Files and/or Additional Example Files: