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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)

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  • 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': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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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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UK Digital Preservation Needs Assessment: Where We Go from Here

Najla Semple and Maggie Jones outline the background and findings of the Digital Preservation Coalition's UK Needs Assessment and the Mind the Gap report.

July 2006, issue48, feature article

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