Those of you who have spent any amount of time trying to digest the 224-page PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata may be pleased to know that there's help. Priscilla Caplan (Florida Center for Library Automation, for the Library of Congress) has written a more accessible "Understanding Premis" document to ease folks into the actual implementation of PREMIS. From the introduction:
This guide is a relatively brief overview of the PREMIS preservation metadata standard. It will not give you enough information to implement PREMIS, but it will give you some idea of what PREMIS is all about. For many readers, this will be enough. For those who do need to master the PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata, this guide may serve as a gentle introduction that makes the larger document feel more familiar.
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