PREMIS Data Dictionary Wins 2006 Society of American Archivists' Preservation Publication Award

The report was recognized "for writing of superior excellence and usefulness, which advances the theory or practice of preservation in archival institutions."

The SAA Preservation Publication Award recognizes an outstanding preservation-related work of relevance to the archives community, which is published in North America and contributes to the advancement of the theory and practice of preservation in archives institutions.  It was presented 4 August at the SAA Annual Meeting, in Washington, DC (USA).

The Preservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies Working Group, convened by OCLC and RLG, initially developed the PREMIS data dictionary as a specification with the goal of creating an implementable set of core preservation metadata elements, with broad applicability within the digital preservation community.

One of the nominators commented that the report "is without a doubt the most significant publication on any aspect of preservation in the year 2005. The work is intellectually sophisticated, groundbreaking, truly collaborative and international in scope and of great significance for the archival preservation community."

The joint working group won the 2005 Digital Preservation Award, sponsored by the Digital Preservation Coalition in recognition of "leadership and advancement in digital preservation."

More Information

Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata: Final Report of the PREMIS Working Group (PDF:3.2MB / 237p.)

Society of American Archivists - About the Preservation Publication Award

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For more information:

Brian Lavoie
Consulting Research Scientist
OCLC Programs & Research

Bob Bolander
Communications & Programs Manager
OCLC Programs & Research