OCLC and RLG have announced the release of a comprehensive guide to core
metadata for supporting the long-term preservation of digital materials.
Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata: Final Report of the PREMIS
Working Group is the product of the foremost international
consensus-building effort directed at preservation metadata.
Ongoing maintenance of the data dictionary and associated XML schemas,
along with a forum for implementors, will be provided by the PREMIS
Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata includes in a single document
the PREMIS working group's final report, the data dictionary, and a
series of examples illustrating use of the data dictionary. The report,
data dictionary, and examples can also be downloaded as three separate
Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata and related materials
PREMIS maintenance activity
Brian Lavoie, OCLC Research Scientist
Robin Dale, RLG Program Officer