By Angela Dappert, Rebecca Squire Guenther, Sébastien Peyrard
This publication starts with an advent to primary matters on the topic of electronic upkeep metadata prior to continuing to in-depth assurance of concerns pertaining to its sensible use and implementation. It is helping readers to appreciate which innovations must be thought of in specifying a electronic protection metadata profile to make sure it fits their person content material kinds, technical infrastructure, and organizational wishes. extra, it offers useful information and examples, and increases vital questions. It doesn't offer full-fledged implementation strategies, as such strategies can, by means of definition, in basic terms be particular to a given maintenance context. As such, the booklet successfully bridges the space among the formal standards supplied in a regular, equivalent to the PREMIS info Dictionary – a de-facto common that defines the center metadata required through such a lot renovation repositories – and particular implementations.
Anybody who must deal with electronic resources in any shape with the cause of protecting them for an indefinite time period will locate this booklet a beneficial source. The PREMIS info Dictionary presents an information version including uncomplicated entities (objects, brokers, occasions and rights) and simple houses (called “semantic units”) that describe them. the most important problem addressed is that of selecting which info one must hold, including one’s electronic resources, that will be understood and utilized in the long term – in different phrases, precisely which metadata one needs.
The publication will vastly profit rookies and present practitioners alike. it truly is both distinct at electronic protection repository managers and metadata analysts who're liable for electronic upkeep metadata, because it is at scholars in Library, info and Archival technological know-how measure courses or comparable fields. additional, it may be used on the belief degree of a electronic maintenance process or for self-auditing an present system.
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Gov/ preservationdescriptions/ introduced in Chap. 2 uses categories of threats to digital objects, such as threats to availability, identity, persistence, renderability, understandability, and authenticity. These may also be understood in terms of the categories of information included in the OAIS Information and Reference Model and likewise mapped to PREMIS semantic units. 4 illustrates these relationships between preservation goals, OAIS information categories, and PREMIS semantic units. S. Guenther et al.
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How should you use the entities provided by the PREMIS Data Dictionary for the speciﬁc context? ’ Objects are either content objects, or they may be computing environment objects that are needed to render a content object. Either of them may need to be described at several levels, called object categories: their intellectual description, their Representations,2 their Files, and Bitstreams. ’ For example, for an ‘e-journal’ scenario there may be ‘journal,’ ‘issue,’ ‘article,’ and ‘ﬁgure’ objects.