New PDF release: Digital Preservation Metadata for Practitioners:

By Angela Dappert, Rebecca Squire Guenther, Sébastien Peyrard

This booklet starts off with an creation to primary matters regarding electronic maintenance metadata earlier than continuing to in-depth insurance of matters referring to its useful use and implementation. It is helping readers to appreciate which innovations have to be thought of in specifying a electronic renovation metadata profile to make sure it suits their person content material varieties, technical infrastructure, and organizational wishes. extra, it offers useful advice and examples, and increases vital questions. It doesn't offer full-fledged implementation options, as such options can, by means of definition, basically be particular to a given maintenance context. As such, the ebook successfully bridges the distance among the formal requirements supplied in a regular, resembling the PREMIS facts Dictionary – a de-facto common that defines the middle metadata required through so much upkeep repositories – and particular implementations.

Anybody who must deal with electronic resources in any shape with the cause of maintaining them for an indefinite time period will locate this ebook a precious source. The PREMIS information Dictionary offers an information version along with uncomplicated entities (objects, brokers, occasions and rights) and simple homes (called “semantic units”) that describe them. the most important problem addressed is that of opting for which details one must maintain, including one’s electronic resources, with a purpose to be understood and utilized in the long term – in different phrases, precisely which metadata one needs.

The ebook will drastically profit newcomers and present practitioners alike. it really is both unique at electronic upkeep repository managers and metadata analysts who're accountable for electronic renovation metadata, because it is at scholars in Library, info and Archival technological know-how measure courses or similar fields. additional, it may be used on the belief level of a electronic maintenance method or for self-auditing an current system.

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Accessed 05 Jan 2016 5. 1. pdf. Accessed 05 Jan 2016 6. 2. pdf. Accessed 05 Jan 2016 7. Library of Congress, Preservation Metadata Maintenance Activity (2016) PREMIS website. gov/standards/premis/. Accessed 05 Jan 2016 3 See Chap. 13 for more on the PREMIS Ontology. S. Guenther et al. 8. Library of Congress, PREMIS Maintenance Activity (2016) PREMIS Editorial Committee. html. Accessed 05 Jan 2016 9. Library of Congress, PREMIS Maintenance Activity (2014) PREMIS implementation fairs. html. Accessed 05 Jan 2016 10.

Particularly in a preservation context, aspects of the creation of moving image objects and their characteristics are important to capture in a way that can be easily interpreted over time so that they can be appropriately monitored for obsolescence, rendered and transformed in a way that preserves significant characteristics, and so that they can be understood by end users. In addition, it is important to note that moving image materials fall into the category of content that MUST be preserved digitally in order to be accessed over time, due to technical dependencies for renderability and the frequent obsolescence of those technologies.

Accessed 05 Jan 2016 16. IFLA Study Group on the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (1998) Functional requirements for bibliographic records. org/publications/ functional-requirements-for-bibliographic-records. Accessed 05 Jan 2016 17. Library of Congress, METS Editorial Board (2015) Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS): official web site. gov/standards/mets. Accessed 05 Jan 2016 18. ISO/IEC 21000-2:2005 information technology—multimedia framework (MPEG-21). Part 2: digital item declaration.

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