Introduction to Preservation Metadata

This class introduces preservation metadata as the information you need to know to preserve digital assets over the long term.

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This class introduces preservation metadata as the information you need to know to preserve digital assets over the long term. It reviews the background and context for preservation metadata, the efforts to establish a standard for this information, the PREMIS data model, and how to get started in establishing the infrastructure for preservation metadata.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define what preservation metadata is and how it relates to and overlaps with other metadata types
  • Outline the goals of preservation metadata
  • Understand the types of entities that are covered and how they relate to each other
  • Review the history of the development of PREMIS
  • Gain a basic understanding of the implementation models

Instructor: Rebecca Guenther

Rebecca Guenther has over 35 years of experience in national libraries, primarily working on metadata standards. Most of that time was at the Library of Congress developing national and international metadata standards, including MARC 21, MODS, PREMIS, METS, and ISO language codes. She has served on numerous national and international standards committees, several as chair, has published widely in professional literature, and has given many workshops and presentations. She is currently a consultant on metadata issues based in New York. In addition to Lyrasis some of her previous and current consultancies include the Library of Congress (working on BIBFRAME and PREMIS), the New York Art Resources Consortium, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Metropolitan New York Library Council. She has taught a graduate class on metadata in NYU's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program for the past five years.

Frequency: offered 1 time a year, Spring

Registrations for this class must be received at least one week before the class date. Registrants should receive an email offering detailed login and setup instructions. Please call 800.999.8558 if you do not receive this email at least three days before the class. This class is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Time: All live online classes are in Eastern time.

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You may register using one of two methods:

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