PREMIS (Preservation Metadata, Data Dictionary Maintenance Activity)
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PREMIS Implementation Fair 2009


On October 7, 2009, the PREMIS Editorial Committee and the Library of Congress will sponsor a free, one-day PREMIS Implementation Fair at the Presidio's Officers' Club in San Francisco. The PREMIS Implementation Fair immediately follows iPres 2009, the 6th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects, held in San Francisco on October 5-6.

The PREMIS Implementation Fair is for anyone with some knowledge of PREMIS who might be planning or is already involved in a PREMIS implementation.

Presentations are linked to the agenda items (Oct. 15, 2009).
A summary of the event is available here [PDF:144K/6pp.]


8:30-9:00 AM

Light continental breakfast

9:00-9:30 AM


Status of PREMIS (Brian Lavoie, OCLC)

  • status of the development of this standard (including highlights from revision)
  • how PREMIS is coordinated with related efforts
  • interoperability with other standards
  • current issues (to be discussed in-depth later)
9:30-10:00 AM

Implementation in METS (Rebecca Guenther, LC)

10:00-10:45 AM


10:45-11:00 AM

Coffee break

11:00 AM-12:00 PM


  • Rosetta (Yair Brama, ExLibris)
  • DAITSS (Priscilla Caplan, FCLA)
  • Questions
12:00-12:30 PM

Discussion of potential changes to the PREMIS data model (Priscilla Caplan; Evan Owens)
PREMIS Data model
Events in Portico

12:30-1:30 PM

Lunch (provided)

1:30-2:30 PM

Case studies (part I)

2:30-2:45 PM

Coffee break

2:45-3:45 PM

Case studies (part II)

3:45-4:15 PM


4:15-5:00 PM

Open discussion of implementation issues


Transportation to the Presidio for the PREMIS Implementation Fair

The Internet Archive has kindly furnished our attendees with guest passes for the PresidioGo shuttle. The shuttle stops very near the Officer's Club (our venue) and runs from downtown SF every 15 minutes
during peak times (7:30am-9:30am; 5pm-7pm) and less frequently in the middle of the day. Map and schedule available at:

We will email passes to registered attendees before the event and also have some available at iPres.

Parking at the Presidio

Attendees may park at the Main Post Parking lot. Attendees should not park in the residential areas. Ticketing and towing is enforced. No parking in red zones or loading zones. For directions go to the Presidio website.