Speaker Rebecca Guenther
Rebecca Guenther has 35 years of experience in national libraries, primarily working on library technology standards related to digital libraries. Most of her professional life has been at the Library of Congress developing national and international standards related to metadata. She has served on numerous standards and implementation committees, several ...
Rebecca Guenther has 35 years of experience in national libraries, primarily working on library technology standards related to digital libraries. Most of her professional life has been at the Library of Congress developing national and international standards related to metadata. She has served on numerous standards and implementation committees, several as chair, is widely published in professional literature, and has given many tutorials, workshops and presentations. She recently began to explore use of semantic web technology and the potential of linked data. She left the Library of Congress in August 2011 to work as a consultant on metadata development and planning.
To preserve digital content for the long term requires the preserving institution to know key pieces of technical and structural information about the data. Preservation metadata is the information you need to know to manage, use, and understand your valuable digital assets into the future. This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the PREMIS Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata, the key standard in this area, and how it is being implemented world-wide. Topics will include an introduction to the PREMIS data model, an examination of the Data Dictionary, and its implementation in XML and METS within the context of larger digital library issues. Current trends in PREMIS implementations will be covered, including its use as Linked Data in the Semantic Web. A review of selected implementations will highlight use cases and issues for preservation planners to consider. There will be ample time for open discussion of implementation issues. Participants already using PREMIS are encouraged to contribute by presenting information about their own implementations and issues encountered.
Who should attend:
Librarians, archivists and others interested in implementing metadata for the long-term management and preservation of their digital information, or those already involved in planning an implementation.
By the end of this program, participants will:
- Understand the need for preservation metadata for long-term preservation of digital objects
- Understand the PREMIS Data Model and how it applies to management of digital objects
- Gain a knowledge of the semantic units in the PREMIS Data Dictionary and how they apply to different categories of digital assets
- Be able to consider issues that an institution might encounter in its collection and management of preservation metadata
- Become familiar with a number of use cases, which will assist implementers in planning their own use of preservation metadata