PREMIS (Preservation Metadata, Data Dictionary Maintenance Activity)
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A Daunting PREMIS: Implementing Preservation Metadata within the METS Framework

Presented at 2006 International Conference on Digital Archive Technologies (ICDAT2006)

Jerome P. McDonough
Graduate School of Library & Information Science, UIUC

19-20 October 2006

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METS FrameworkNOTES: A METS document is composed of seven major sections:
Header -- metadata about the METS file, separate from the digital library object
Descriptive Metadata Section -- one or more descriptive metadata records for the DL object, in any format.
Administrative Metadata Section: Technical, IP Rights, Analog Source and Digital Provenance Metadata for the object.
File Section -- an inventory of the content files for the DL object, including some file-specific technical metadata.
Link Structure -- structural metadata recording the existence of hyperlinks within the DL Object
Structural Map -- a hierarchical description of the DL object’s structure, either physical or logical (or both)
Behaviors -- API and location information for any software behaviors needed to work with the DL object’s content or metadata