OCLC and RLG are pleased to announce the release of a comprehensive
guide to core metadata for supporting the long-term preservation of
digital materials.

"Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata: Final Report of the PREMIS
Working Group" is the product of the foremost international
consensus-building effort directed at preservation metadata, and it is
likely to become the foundation for future work in this area.

Ongoing maintenance of the data dictionary and associated XML schemas,
along with a forum for implementors, will be provided by the PREMIS
maintenance activity.

"Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata" includes in a single
document the PREMIS working group's final report, the data dictionary,
and a series of examples illustrating use of the data dictionary. The
report, data dictionary, and examples can also be downloaded as three
separate documents.



"Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata" and related materials

PREMIS maintenance activity


Brian Lavoie, OCLC Research Scientist
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Robin Dale, RLG Program Officer
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Bob Bolander
Communications & Programs Manager
OCLC Research

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