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Preservation metadata for digital objects: a review of the state of the art

[January 31, 2001]


Copyright (c) 2001 OCLC

Abstract: Review by Roy Tennant :

A White Paper by the OCLC/RLG Working Group on Preservation Metadata, 2001 ( - The title describes the goal of this white paper, and it does it quite well. Digital preservation is a global issue, and the membership and findings of this group reflect this global nature. Exemplars of metadata for the purpose of preserving digital objects are reviewed, including the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) reference model, and metadata element sets from the Research Libraries Group (RLG), the National Library of Australia, CURL Exemplars in Digital Archives (CEDARS), the Networked European Deposit Library (NEDLIB), and Harvard University. The white paper ends by identifying points of convergence between these metadata element sets, and enumerating issues requiring further discussion.

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Publication Year:2001
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Issue:January 31, 2001
Place of Publication:Dublin, OH
Notes:Review courtesy of : Current Cites 12(3) (March 2001) ISSN: 1060-2356 Copyright 2001 by the Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
Subject: Open Archival Information System (OAIS)
Digital preservation
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Record Number:9604
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00