Intro to Preservation Metadata


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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 is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
Will the instructor be available for feedback and questions?
No. Because this a completely self-paced course, there is no student/instructor interaction.
How long do I have access to the course?
You will have lifetime access to this course.
Will I receive a Certificate of Completion?
Yes. When your progress reaches 100% you will receive a certificate of completion via email.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in within 48 hours of purchase and we will give you a full refund.
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