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Monday, August 17 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
PREMIS Tutorial (Updated!) #1613 [DAS] LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Course Fees: Advance / Regular

SAA Members: $205 / $265
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $235 / $295
Nonmembers: $265 / $325

Course Description (1 day, .75 CEUs, 1 DAS, 5 ARCs) | You must bring a laptop to participate successfully in this course.

The PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata provides a key piece of infrastructure for digital preservation activities and plays a vital role in enabling the effective management, discovery, and re-usability of digital information. Preservation metadata provide provenance information, document preservation activity, identify technical features, and aid in verifying the authenticity of digital objects. PREMIS is a core set of metadata elements recommended for use in all preservation repositories, regardless of the type of materials archived, the type of institution, and the preservation strategies employed.

You’ll get an introduction to PREMIS and its data model, a walk-through of the Data Dictionary, examples of PREMIS metadata in real situations, and implementation considerationsparticularly using PREMIS in XML with the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS). You’ll also explore strategies for using controlled vocabularies with PREMIS semantic units. There will be examples of PREMIS usage and time for questions and answers.

Upon completion of this course you’ll be able to:

  • Define the need for preservation metadata for long-term preservation of digital objects;

  • Describe the PREMIS Data Model and how it applies to management of digital objects;

  • Identify the semantic units in the PREMIS Data Dictionary and how they apply to different categories of digital assets;

  • Consider issues that an institution might encounter in its collection and management of preservation metadata; and

  • Highlight a number of use cases, which will assist you in planning your use of preservation metadata.

Who should attend?
Practitioners who are involved in implementing and managing preservation systems in various kinds of repositories, including archives, government agencies, libraries, museums, and other types of cultural heritage institutions.

Knowledge assumed for this course: Participants are expected to have some involvement in and knowledge of digital preservation as well as some familiarity with XML and METS.

This course is one of the Tools and Services Courses of the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program. If you intend to pursue the Certificate, you’ll need to pass the examination for this course. Please follow Option 1 to access exam information.

DAS Core Competencies addressed in this course are:

#1: Understand the nature of records in electronic form, including the functions of various storage media, the nature of system dependence, and the effect on integrity of records over time.
#2: Communicate and define requirements, roles, and responsibilities related to digital archives to a variety of partners and audiences.
#3: Formulate strategies and tactics for appraising, describing, managing, organizing, and preserving digital archives.
#4: Integrate technologies, tools, software, and media within existing functions for appraising, capturing, preserving, and providing access to digital collections.
#5: Plan for the integration of new tools or successive generations of emerging technologies, software, and media.
#6: Curate, store, and retrieve original masters and access copies of digital archives.

Attendance is limited to 35.

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Rebecca Guenther

Consultant, Rebecca Guenther Consulting
I spent 35 years in national libraries, primarily working on library technology standards related to digital libraries. Most of my professional life was spent at the Library of Congress developing national and international standards related to metadata. I live in New York and consult... Read More →

Monday August 17, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Bush Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44113

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