Intro to Preservation Metadata

4-week Course Starts September 23, 2019

Course Description:

This course provides an overview of preservation metadata, focusing specifically on the PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata, an international standard used to record metadata relating to digital preservation. PREMIS is used widely throughout the library, archive, and museum community, and has been integrated into many existing digital preservation tools.

This course will begin with a focus on the PREMIS data dictionary itself, independent of implementation format. The course will then explore the implementation of PREMIS using XML. Participants will finish this course with a clear understanding of how they can use PREMIS to support digital preservation in their own collections.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the importance of preservation metadata and how PREMIS meets this need
  • Learn the basic structure of PREMIS, including the major entities in PREMIS: Object, Event, Agent, Rights
  • Understand how to express the PREMIS data dictionary using XML
  • Create PREMIS XML metadata records for real-world cultural heritage objects

Your Instructor

Peggy Griesinger
Peggy Griesinger
Peggy Griesinger is the Metadata Technologies Librarian at the University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Libraries, where she works in collaboration with library colleagues to create robust, standards-compliant metadata for library collections and other related projects. She was previously the Metadata Librarian at George Mason University Libraries in Fairfax, Virginia. She received her Master of Library Science from Indiana University in 2014, with a specialization in digital libraries.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This course starts on September 23, 2019.
- It is an asynchronous online course designed to be completed in 4 weeks.
- Participants will spend approximately 2 hours each week on viewing lectures, answering quizzes and completing discussion, reading, and writing assignments.
- It is recommended that you complete each week's work within that week to stay in sync with other learners.
When is the last day for enrollment?
September 20, 2019
Will the instructor be available for feedback and questions?
Absolutely! Your instructor will provide feedback for each assignment and will be available via email or phone for any questions you may have. A discussion forum is also available where participants can post questions.
How long do I have access to the course material?
You will have unlimited access for 3 months from the start date of this course.
Will I receive a Certificate of Completion?
1. View all video lectures
2. Answer all quizzes
3. Complete all assignments
When you complete these three items you can expect to receive you certificate within 2 weeks.
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