PREMIS OWL Ontology for PREMIS Data Dictionary version 3
PREMIS is based on a data model that defines the entities that are described (Objects, Events, Agents and Rights), the properties of those entities (semantic units), and relationships between them. The PREMIS OWL ontology provides an RDF encoding reflecting that model. This revised version replaces the earlier PREMIS OWL ontology, which was based on version 2.2.
The PREMIS OWL Ontology Revision Working Group, appointed by the PREMIS Editorial Committee, worked on the ontology between early 2016 and September 2018. This revision is based on the PREMIS Data Dictionary, version 3.0 and has substantially remodeled the previous ontology, incorporating emerging Linked Data best practices and connections to other relevant RDF ontologies, e.g. PROV-O (Provenance ontology), Dublin Core metadata terms, and the preservation vocabularies at http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/preservation, among others.
The following documents are available, including many to support use of the ontology:
- PREMIS OWL Ontology Version 3 (at the Library of Congress on id.loc.gov)
- PREMIS OWL Ontology Version 3 (on Github)
- Guidelines for Using the PREMIS Version 3 OWL Ontology [PDF, 1.3MB]
- PREMIS OWL Ontology List of Classes and Properties [PDF, 165KB]
- Full PREMIS Examples (on Github)
- Mapping PREMIS 3 Data Dictionary to RDF [PDF, 192KB]
- Webinar: Preservation Metadata as Linked Data: Revising the PREMIS Ontology (Feb. 22, 2018)