PREMIS (Preservation Metadata, Data Dictionary Maintenance Activity)
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PREMIS Tutorials at iPres 2010:

Materials provided were last updated January 2011.


PREMIS Announcement and Agenda at iPres 2010:

Sunday, 19 September, 9:00-17:00. Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Austria

The PREMIS Editorial Committee is pleased to invite you to attend a PREMIS Tutorial held in association with the 7th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES2010) in Vienna. This full-day tutorial provides a hands-on introduction to PREMIS and its data model and an examination of the semantic units in the Data Dictionary covering objects, events, agents and rights. It presents examples of PREMIS metadata and a discussion of implementation considerations, particularly the use of PREMIS in XML and with the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS). PREMIS implementers will discuss use cases for different types of PREMIS implementations, and will demonstrate a Web tool for generating PREMIS metadata for objects.

The PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata [PDF:1.1MB/184pp.] was originally developed by the Preservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies (PREMIS) Working Group in 2005 and revised in 2008. It is maintained by the PREMIS Editorial Committee and the PREMIS Maintenance Activity is managed by the Library of Congress. The tutorial aims at developing and spreading awareness and knowledge about metadata to support the long term preservation of digital objects.

Who should attend:
The tutorial will benefit individuals and institutions interested in implementing PREMIS metadata for the long-term management and preservation of their digital information but who have limited experience in implementation. Potential audience includes cultural heritage operators, researchers and technology developers, professional educators, and others involved in management and preservation of digital resources.

110 Euros


Priscilla Caplan, Florida Center for Library Automation
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Angela Dappert, British Library
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Markus Enders, British Library
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Karin Bredenberg, National Archives of Sweden
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Background and Context

  • The PREMIS Data Model
  • General introduction to the PREMIS Data Dictionary 
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 Object entity
11:30-12:00   Objects example, questions
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:45 Events, Events Example, Rights, Agents
13:45-14:45 Implementation issues
14:45-15:00 Break
15:00-15:20 PREMIS in METS (PiM) Tool

PREMIS implementation use cases

  • British Library newpapers, ejournals and web archiving
  • National Archives of Sweden
16:20-17:00 Questions and wrapup

Registration on the iPres 2010 site

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