By Angela Dappert, Rebecca Squire Guenther, Sébastien Peyrard
This ebook starts with an advent to basic concerns on the topic of electronic maintenance metadata sooner than continuing to in-depth assurance of matters pertaining to its functional 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 varieties, technical infrastructure, and organizational wishes. additional, it presents useful assistance and examples, and increases vital questions. It doesn't supply full-fledged implementation suggestions, as such recommendations can, by means of definition, purely be particular to a given renovation context. As such, the e-book successfully bridges the distance among the formal standards supplied in a customary, comparable to the PREMIS facts Dictionary – a de-facto general that defines the middle metadata required by means of such a lot upkeep repositories – and particular implementations.
Anybody who must deal with electronic resources in any shape with the rationale of holding them for an indefinite time period will locate this publication a useful source. The PREMIS information Dictionary offers an information version inclusive of easy entities (objects, brokers, occasions and rights) and simple houses (called “semantic units”) that describe them. the major problem addressed is that of deciding upon which details one must preserve, including one’s electronic resources, so that it will be understood and utilized in the long term – in different phrases, precisely which metadata one needs.
The publication will tremendously gain newcomers and present practitioners alike. it really is both unique at electronic renovation repository managers and metadata analysts who're liable for electronic maintenance metadata, because it is at scholars in Library, details and Archival technological know-how measure courses or comparable fields. extra, it may be used on the belief level of a electronic maintenance method or for self-auditing an present system.
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It is sensible that the implementation of the AIP and DIP metadata proﬁles may have to be different. As far as the DIP is concerned, PREMIS does not dictate in what form one stores preservation metadata in the AIP, as long as the DIP can be produced in an export format that can be mapped to the Data Dictionary. 6 The Physical Data Model Deﬁning entities, semantic units, and relationships results in the logical data model that will be implemented. The logical data model does not specify any implementation decisions.
It is not compulsory to create these four object sub-entities. If the repository, for example, uses e-journal issues solely to support search, then you may choose not to implement ‘issue’ objects, but rather just record the needed issue information with every article. This creates a simpler model, but introduces repetition of the same information in multiple places. A different solution may decide the opposite, and combine all articles in one ‘issue’ object. This, again, creates a simpler model, but creates big objects that always need to be transferred and processed together, even if just one article is needed.
3. 8 Mapping Preservation Goals to OAIS and PREMIS Semantic Units As described in Chap. 2 on risk and requirements analysis the pieces of information that repositories need to know to fulﬁll their functions in preserving digital objects may be mapped to preservation goals and identiﬁed threats. The SPOT model  3 An Introduction to the PREMIS Data Dictionary … 33 Fig. gov/ preservationdescriptions/ introduced in Chap. 2 uses categories of threats to digital objects, such as threats to availability, identity, persistence, renderability, understandability, and authenticity.