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This page provides an overview of 5 articles related to 'preservation metadata', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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Preservation metadata is an essential component of most digital preservation strategies. As an increasing proportion of the world's information output shifts from analog to digital form, it is necessary to develop new strategies to preserve this information for the long-term. Preservation metadata is information that supports and documents the digital preservation process. Preservation metadata is sometimes considered a subset of technical or administrative metadata. Preservation metadata stores technical details on the format, structure and use of the digital content, the history of all actions performed on the resource including changes and decisions, the authenticity information such as technical features or custody history, and the responsibilities and rights information applicable to preservation actions. Preservation metadata is access-centered and should accomplish four themes: include details about files and instructions for use; document all updates or actions that have occurred to an object; show provenance and demonstrate current and future custody; list details on the individual(s) who are responsible for the preservation of the object. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Preservation metadata)

Key statistics

Metadata related to 'preservation metadata' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'preservation metadata': 24 (1.4% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'preservation metadata' across all Ariadne articles: 49
  • Average number of references to 'preservation metadata' per Ariadne article: 2.04
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'preservation metadata': 1997-05
  • Trending factor of 'preservation metadata': 8.2 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'preservation metadata':

  1. michael day (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. maureen pennock (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. adam farquhar (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. frances boyle (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. ana alice baptista (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Extending Metadata for Digital Preservation

Michael Day suggests how the concept of metadata could be extended to provide information in the specific field of digital preservation.

May 1997, issue9, tooled up

Metadata Corner

Michael Day reports from Tomar, Portugal, on the DELOS6 Workshop.

July 1998, issue16, regular column

Metadata for Digital Preservation: An Update

Michael Day discusses 'Metadata for Digital Preservation'.

December 1999, issue22, regular column

Metadata: Preservation 2000

Michael Day reports on the Digital Preservation conference held in York in December 2000.

January 2001, issue26, event report

Metadata: Workshop in Luxembourg

Michael Day and Andy Stone report on the Third Metadata Workshop in Luxembourg.

June 1999, issue20, regular column

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