NISO Webinar: Metadata for Preservation: A Digital Object’s Best Friend

KDLA will be hosting this webinar sponsored by the KY SHRAB on February 13, 2013.
This webinar is free for KCA members who would like to attend. You will need to attend on-site at KDLA. Please contact Mark Myers at KDLA ( if you would like to attend or for more information.

Metadata for Preservation: A Digital Object’s Best Friend

February 13, 2013
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
(Eastern Time)

Over the past decade, as the scholarly community’s reliance on e-content has increased, so too has the development of preservation-related digital repositories. The need for descriptive, administrative, and structural metadata for each digital object in a preservation repository was clearly recognized by digital archivists and curators. However, in the early 2000’s, most of the published specifications for preservation-related metadata were either implementation specific or broadly theoretical. In 2003, the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and Research Libraries Group (RLG) established an international working group called PREMIS (Preservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies) to develop a common core set of metadata elements for digital preservation. The first version of the PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata and its supporting XML schema was issued in 2005. Experience using its specifications in preservation repositories has led to several revisions, with the completion of a version 2.0 in 2008. The Data Dictionary is now in version 2.2 (July 2012), and it is widely implemented in preservation repositories throughout the world in multiple domains.

Please attend NISO’s webinar on Preservation Metadata to hear viewpoints and updates from industry leaders on theory and practice.

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