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Key Documents

Conformant Implementation of the PREMIS Data Dictionary [PDF:171K/6pp.]
PREMIS Editorial Committee
October 2010
http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/premis-conformance-oct2010.pdf

Understanding PREMIS: an overview of the PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata [PDF: 543K/26pp.]
Priscilla Caplan for the Library of Congress
February 2009
http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/understanding-premis.pdf
Also available in:
French: Comprendre PREMIS (PDF:226K/26pp.)
German: PREMIS verstehen (PDF:321K/28pp.)
Italian: Capire PREMIS (PDF:141K/25pp.)
Spanish: Entender PREMIS (PDF:363K/30pp.)

PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata, version 2.0 [PDF:3.1MB/217p.]
PREMIS Editorial Committee
March 2008
http://www.loc.gov/premis/v2/premis-2-0.pdf

Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata: Final Report of the PREMIS Working Group [PDF:3.2MB/237pp.]
PREMIS Working Group
May 2005
http://www.oclc.org/research/projects/pmwg/premis-final.pdf

Implementing Preservation Repositories For Digital Materials: Current Practice And Emerging Trends In The Cultural Heritage Community [PDF:668K/66pp.]
PREMIS Working Group
September 2004
http://www.oclc.org/research/projects/pmwg/surveyreport.pdf

A Metadata Framework to Support the Preservation of Digital Objects [PDF:696K/54pp.]
Preservation Metadata Framework Working Group
June 2002
http://www.oclc.org/research/projects/pmwg/pm_framework.pdf

Preservation Metadata for Digital Objects: A Review of the State of the Art [PDF:191K/50pp.]
Preservation Metadata Framework Working Group
January 2001
http://www.oclc.org/research/projects/pmwg/presmeta_wp.pdf

PREMIS-Related Papers and Articles

"Implementing PREMIS: A Case Study of the Florida Digital Archive", Devan Ray Donaldson and Paul Conway [PDF:164K/17pp.], Library Hi-Tech, vol. 28, no. 2, 2010, p. 273-289.
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=0737-831&volume=28&issue=2&articleid=1864754&show=pdf

"Digital Preservation Metadata Standards", Angela Dappert and Markus Enders[PDF:1881K/10pp.], Information Standards Quarterly, vol. 22, issue 2, Spring 2010
http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/FE_Dappert_Enders_MetadataStds_isqv22no2.pdf

"Repository to Repository Transfer of Enriched Archival Information", Priscilla Caplan, DLib Magazine, November/December 2008
http://www.dlib.org/dlib/november08/caplan/11caplan.html

"Using METS, PREMIS and MODS for Archiving eJournals"
Angela Dappert and Markus Enders (The British Library), DLib Magazine, September/October 2008
http://dlib.org/dlib/september08/dappert/09dappert.html

"Battle of the Buzzwords: Flexibility vs. Interoperability When Implementing PREMIS with METS"
Rebecca Guenther, DLib Magazine, July/August 2008
http://www.dlib.org/dlib/july08/guenther/07guenther.html

"PREMIS with a Fresh Coat of Paint: Highlights from the Revision of the PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata "
Brian Lavoie, DLib Magazine, May/June 2008
http://www.dlib.org/dlib/may08/lavoie/05lavoie.html

"The Australian METS Profile: a Journey About Metadata
Judith Pearce, David Pearson, Megan Williams, Scott Yeadon, DLib Magazine, March/April 2008 http://www.dlib.org/dlib/march08/pearce/03pearce.html

Implementing the PREMIS Data Dictionary: A Survey of Approaches [PDF:471KB/56p.]
Deborah Woodyard-Robinson for the Library of Congress, June 2007
http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/implementation-report-woodyard.pdf

"Implementing PREMIS in Container Formats"
Rebecca Guenther and Zhiwu Xie
Presented at Archiving 2007 Conference sponsored by Society for Imaging Science and Technology, April 2007 [PDF:66KB/4p.]
http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/IST-premis-containers.pdf

"Preservation Metadata for Institutional Repositories: applying PREMIS"
Steve Hitchcock, Tom Brodie, Jessie M.N. Hey and Leslie Carr, January 2007
http://preserv.eprints.org/papers/presmeta/presmeta-paper.html

"PREMIS" [PDF:6701K/131 pp.]
Olaf Brandt
Nestor-Handbuch: eine kleine Enzyklopädie der digitalen Langzeitarchivierung, p. 60-62., März 2007
http://nestor.sub.uni-goettingen.de/handbuch/index.php

PREMIS Requirement Statement: Project Report (PDF:429K/59pp.)
National Library of Australia/Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories, July 2006
http://www.apsr.edu.au/publications/presta.pdf

Rights in the PREMIS Data Model (PDF:168K/32 pp.)
Karen Coyle for the Library of Congress, December 2006
http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/Rights-in-the-PREMIS-Data-Model.pdf

“Practical Preservation: the PREMIS Experience”
Priscilla Caplan and Rebecca Guenther
Library Trends: 54 (1) Summer 2005
http://www.loc.gov/premis/caplan_guenther-librarytrends.pdf

"Preservation Metadata"
Brian Lavoie and Richard Gartner
DPC Technology Watch Report No. 05-01: September 2005
http://www.dpconline.org/docs/reports/dpctw05-01.pdf

“Preservation Metadata” (PDF:209K/21pp.)
Brian Lavoie (OCLC) and Richard Gartner (Oxford)
Joint report of OCLC, Oxford Library Services, and the Digital Preservation Coalition. Published as DPC Technology Watch Report No. 05-01: September 2005
http://www.dpconline.org/docs/reports/dpctw05-01.pdf

“Practical Preservation: the PREMIS Experience”
Priscilla Caplan (FCLA) and Rebecca Guenther (Library of Congress)
Library Trends: 54 (1) Summer 2005
http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/caplan_guenther-librarytrends.pdf [PDF: 87K/14 pp.]

"Preservation Metadata Standards for Digital Resources: what we have and what we need"
Sally H. McCallum (Library of Congress) [PDF: 136K/8 pp.]
World Library and Information Congress: 71th IFLA General Conference and Council
http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla71/papers/060e-McCallum.pdf
http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla71/papers/060f_trans-McCallum.pdf (French translation)
http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla71/papers/060g_trans-McCallum.pdf (German translation)

“No Pain, No Metadata” (PDF:60K/3pp.)
Victoria McCargar (LA Times)
Seybold Report: June 22, 2005
http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/No Pain-No Metadata.pdf

“On the Trail of Disappearing Data” (PDF:296K/8pp.)
Victoria McCargar (LA Times)
Seybold Report: February 9, 2005
http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/TSR-0209.pdf

“ PREMIS - Preservation Metadata Implementation Strategies Update 2: Core Elements for Metadata to Support Digital Preservation”
Rebecca Guenther (Library of Congress)
RLG DigiNews: December 2004
http://www.rlg.org/en/page.php?Page_ID=20492#article2

“PREMIS - Preservation Metadata - Implementation Strategies Update 1: Implementing Preservation Repositories for Digital Materials: Current Practice and Emerging Trends in the Cultural Heritage Community”
Priscilla Caplan (FCLA)
RLG DigiNews: October 2004
http://www.rlg.org/en/page.php?Page_ID=20462#article2

“ Implementing Metadata in Digital Preservation Systems: The PREMIS Activity”
Brian Lavoie (OCLC)
D-Lib Magazine: April 2004
http://www.dlib.org/dlib/april04/lavoie/04lavoie.html

PREMIS-Related Presentations

The PREMIS Standard and Digital Preservation. Module I. (In Italian) (PDF & PPT)
Angela Di Iorio (LC)
Rome, Italy: Sponsored by the Italian Archivist National Association (ANAI), June 9-11, 2016
http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/premis-ANAI-2016-01.pdf
http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/premis-ANAI-2016-01.ppt

The PREMIS Standard and Digital Preservation. Module II. (In Italian) (PDF & PPT)
Angela Di Iorio (LC)
Rome, Italy: Sponsored by the Italian Archivist National Association (ANAI), June 9-11, 2016
http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/premis-ANAI-2016-02.pdf
http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/premis-ANAI-2016-01.ppt

An Introduction to Preservation Metadata and the PREMIS Data Dictionary (PPT:630KB)
Rebecca Guenther (LC)
American Library Association Midwinter Meeting 2009, Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group, Jan. 24, 2009
http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/premis-ala-mw09.ppt

Implementing Preservation Metadata in Digital Library Applications: Using PREMIS with METS
Rebecca Guenther (LC), Tom Habing (UIUC), Nancy Hoebelheinrich (Stanford), Ardys Kozbial (UCSD), Rob Wolfe (MIT)
DLF Spring Forum, April 2008
April 2008
In: http://www.diglib.org/forums/spring2008/2008springprogram.htm

Using Metadata Standards in Digital Libraries: Implementing METS, MODS, PREMIS, and MIX
Rebecca Guenther (LC), Morgan Cundiff (LC), Nate Trail (LC), Brian Tingle (CDL), Sarah Shreeves (UIUC), Tom Habing (UIUC), Tod Olson (U Chicago)
ALA Annual 2007
http://www.loc.gov/mods/presentations/litaprogram-an2007.html

Implementing PREMIS in Container Formats
Rebecca Guenther (LC) and Zhiwu Xie (LANL)
IS&T's Archiving 2007
http://www.loc.gov/premis/ist-containers.ppt (PPT: 69K)

A Daunting PREMIS: Implementing Preservation Metadata within the METS Framework
Jerome P. McDonough (UIUC)
ICDAT 2006
http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/ICDAT2006/index.html

Standards Showcase: PREMIS (Preservation metadata)
Rebecca Guenther (LC)
ALA Annual 2006
http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/premis-showcase/premis-showcase.html

MathARC: Metadata Schema for Exchanging AIPs
Olaf Brandt (SUB Göttingen), Markus Enders (SUB Göttingen), Bill Kehoe (Cornell University Library), Marcy Rosenkrantz (Cornell University Library)
v. 1.1; 5 Oct. 2005
http://www.library.cornell.edu/dlit/MathArc/web/resources/MathArc_metadataschema031a.doc

PREMIS and Preservation Metadata Standards (PDF: 225K/14pp.)
Brian Lavoie (OCLC)
Digital Preservation Coalition Preservation Metadata Meeting: September 8, 2005
http://www.dpconline.org/docs/events/050908lavoie2.pdf

Preservation Metadata: Setting the Scene (PDF: 149K/14pp.)
Brian Lavoie (OCLC)
Digital Preservation Coalition Preservation Metadata Meeting: September 8, 2005
http://www.dpconline.org/docs/events/050908lavoie1.pdf

The PREMIS Working Group
Brian Lavoie (OCLC)
Presentation to 2005 Digital Preservation Award Judging Panel: September 7, 2005
http://www.dpconline.org/docs/awards/2005premis.pdf

Preservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies (PREMIS) (PDF: 161K/14 pp.)
Rebecca Guenther (Library of Congress)
IS&T Archiving Conference: April 28, 2005
http://www.oclc.org/research/projects/pmwg/ist-rsg.ppt

Preservation Metadata: The PREMIS Experience
Priscilla Caplan (FCLA)
Presentation at Cornell University Libraries
http://www.oclc.org/research/projects/pmwg/cornell.ppt

Metadata for Digital Preservation: A Status Report on PREMIS
Priscilla Caplan (FCLA) and Nancy Hoebelheinrich (Stanford)
CNI Fall Task Force Meeting: December 6-7, 2004
http://www.oclc.org/research/projects/pmwg/cni2004falltf.ppt

The PREMIS Working Group: Preservation Metadata for Digital Repositories
Rebecca Guenther (Library of Congress)
DLF Fall Forum: October 26, 2004
http://www.oclc.org/research/projects/pmwg/dlf2004ff.ppt

Other PREMIS-Related Preservation Resources

PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata (Web Advisory Document) [PDF: 58K/3 pp.]
Sarah Higgens (Digital Curation Centre)
http://www.rsp.ac.uk/pubs/PREMIS_V-2-1-2009-03.pdf

DCC Digital Curation Manual Installments: Preservation Metadata
Priscilla Caplan
http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resource/curation-manual/chapters/preservation-metadata/

PADI (Preservation Access to Digital Information): Preservation Metadata Bibliography
National Library of Australia
http://www.nla.gov.au/padi/topics/32.html

Preservation metadata resources from the National Library of New Zealand
(preservation metadata schema, data model, XML schema)
http://www.natlib.govt.nz/en/whatsnew/4initiatives.html#meta

“The Open Archival Information System Reference Model: Introductory Guide” (PDF: 372K/20pp.)
Brian Lavoie (OCLC)
Joint report of the Digital Preservation Coalition and OCLC
Published as DPC Technology Watch Report No. 04-01
http://www.dpconline.org/docs/lavoie_OAIS.pdf

CEDARS Guide to Preservation Metadata
CEDARS (CURL Exemplars in Digital Archives) Project: March 2002
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/cedars/guideto/metadata/

"Preservation metadata"
Michael Day (UKOLN)
Prepublication draft of chapter published in: G. E. Gorman and Daniel G. Dorner (eds.), Metadata
applications and management, International Yearbook of Library and Information Management, 2003-2004, London: Facet Publishing, 2004, pp. 253-273
http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/metadata/publications/iylim-2003/

PREMIS Announcements

Announcement: PREMIS Working Group Wins 2005 Digital Preservation Award