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PREMIS Implementation Fair 2013: Agenda & Minutes


An iPRES 2013 workshop sponsored by the PREMIS Editorial Committee

Thursday, 5 September 2013, Lisbon, Portugal

Meeting Chair: Sébastien Peyrard
Timekeeping & Minutes: Angela Dappert

2013 proposal on the iPres2013 website

2013 PREMIS Implementation Fair (PIF) Minutes, 5 Sept. 2013, 14:30 to 19:30, Lisbon

Part 1: A View from the Editorial Committee


A brief introduction to the workshop.

Sébastien Peyrard


Update on PREMIS Activities
A brief overview of PREMIS activities since the last PREMIS Implementation Fair in Oct. 2012 will be given, including changes to the Data Dictionary as part of the development of PREMIS version 3.0.

Sébastien Peyrard


Changes in the PREMIS Data Model
The next major version of the PREMIS Data Dictionary will be released by the end of the year 2013; an update on the main evolutions of the PREMIS Data Model and Data Dictionary will be given. Notably, the revised data model will consider Intellectual Entities differently. Additionally, this new version provides a better way to describe Environments separately from Objects and allow software and hardware registries to be linked to. This modeling work, and the new features that it allows, will be described.

Angela Dappert


Changes for Preservation Policy Metadata
The new version of PREMIS also allows the preservation policy applied to preserved digital objects to be recorded in more detail by updating the preservationLevel semantic container.

Eld Zierau


A revised stable version of the OWL ontology was published in June 2013, and all the PREMIS controlled vocabularies were published at the same time. The ontology allows users to express PREMIS using RDF, and to work easily with Linked Open Data, at a time when those technologies are being used more and more in registries (e.g. UDFR, PRONOM). Along with the existing PREMIS XML schema, this provides an alternate PREMIS endorsed serialization format, and can be leveraged to address problems of distributed preservation metadata across several preservation repositories or format registries and allow PREMIS metadata to be queried easily.

Sébastien Peyrard




Part 2: A View from the Field


Preservation Health Check Report
The Open Planets Foundation and OCLC Research are conducting a pilot that runs through 2013-2014. The activity involves the National Library of France as a pilot site that provides the preservation metadata from their operational repository and deposit systems. The project consists of a quality analysis of the real-life preservation metadata (METS/PREMIS) used by the pilot site, and intends to demonstrate the value of preservation metadata in mitigating risks by aligning the PREMIS Data Dictionary to risk factors. An update will be given on the current state of the project with particular emphasis on the initial outcomes.

Titia Van der Werf, OCLC Research




National Library of Sweden’s implementation of PREMIS. The experiences of a newcomer in implementing PREMIS.

Stina Degerstedt,
National Library of Sweden


PREMIS usage in PSNC-developed dArceo long-term preservation services.
The works were conducted in scope of an ongoing Polish national R&D SYNAT project, but it is important to note that dArceo is used in production mode by several institutions in Poland.

Tomasz Parkoła,
Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC)


Royal Library of Denmark's implementation of PREMIS. An experienced practitioner’s perspective.

Eld Zierau,
Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Denmark


Archivematica’s implementation of the PREMIS 2.2 rights section, and how values in the PREMIS rights entity are used to automatically apply access restrictions on DIPs uploaded from Archivematica to public access systems.

Courtney Mumma,


PREMIS implementation in pre-ingestion workflow at the Sapienza University of Rome. In particular, the implementation of their metadata content models and how data is modelled for providing a connection to other contextual information, and consequently how PREMIS semantics are supporting the information collecting for unleashing their preservation strategies into the repository.

Angela Di Iorio, Sapienza Università di Roma


Preservation of audiovisual digital contents: how to deal with multimedia metadata.
The talk will give a summary of the PrestoPRIME and Presto4U experiences and the activity in MPEG Multimedia Preservation AhG. In particular, mapping MPEG metadata not only to MPEG-21 but also to PREMIS and W3C-Prov to support interoperability.
If there’s time, then Walter will include a practical exercise on extracting technical metadata from files automatically, how to manage this information in several formats, the missing parts, and what can be done.

Walter Allasia, EURIX


Questions and Discussion



Who should attend:

Digital preservation practitioners: digital librarians and archivists, digital curators, repository managers and those with a responsibility for or an interest in preservation workflows and systems.

Digital preservation researchers/experts: those who have been involved in research and/or standardization activities on preservation metadata implementation, metadata scheme development and modeling risk assessment frameworks.

Anyone involved in selecting, designing, or planning a preservation project or repository using preservation metadata.


To register please go to the iPres 2013 registration page. Attendance will be limited to 50 participants.