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2nd OCLC/RLG working group on Preservation Metadata  Peter Suber
 Jun 23, 2003 16:39 PDT 

[Forwarding from Robert Bolander. --Peter.]

OCLC & RLG form working group to explore preservation metadata
implementation strategies

OCLC <http://www.oclc.org> and RLG <http://www.rlg.org/> announce the
formation of PREMIS <http://www.oclc.org/research/pmwg/> (PREservation
Metadata: Implementation Strategies), a working group that will address
practical aspects of implementing preservation metadata in digital
preservation systems.

Preservation metadata is the information necessary to carry out, document,
and evaluate the processes that support the long-term retention and
accessibility of digital materials. It is an essential component of most
digital archiving strategies. This is the second OCLC/RLG working group
focused on issues related to preservation metadata.

Objectives: Over the next year the 20-member working group will develop a
broadly applicable and implementable set of "core" preservation metadata
elements, and a data dictionary to support them. It also will evaluate
strategies for managing preservation metadata within a digital preservation
system, and for the exchange of preservation metadata between systems;
establish pilot programs for testing the group's recommendations and best
practices in a variety of systems settings; and explore opportunities for
the cooperative creation and sharing of preservation metadata. The results
of the group's activities will be made available for public review and comment.

OCLC: <http://www.oclc.org/>
RLG: <http://www.rlg.org/>
PREMIS: <http://www.oclc.org/research/pmwg/>
For more information, contact:
Robert C. Bolander
Research Communications & Programs Manager
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
6565 Frantz Road - MC 710
Dublin, Ohio 43017-3395
phone: 614.761.5207
fax: 614.718.7602
e-mail: bola-@oclc.org
web: http://www.oclc.org/research/

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