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This page provides an overview of 24 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': 0 (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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Editorial Introduction to Issue 71

The editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne Issue 71.

July 2013, issue71, editorial

The Wellcome Library, Digital

Christy Henshaw and Robert Kiley describe how the Wellcome Library has transformed its information systems to support mass digitisation of historic collections.

July 2013, issue71, feature article

International Digital Curation Conference 2010

Alex Ball reports on the 6th International Digital Curation Conference, held on 7-8 December 2010 in Chicago.

January 2011, issue66, event report

Repository Software Comparison: Building Digital Library Infrastructure at LSE

Ed Fay presents a comparison of repository software that was carried out at LSE in support of digital library infrastructure development.

July 2010, issue64, feature article

iPRES 2008

Frances Boyle and Adam Farquhar report on the two-day international conference which was the fifth in the series on digital preservation of digital objects held at the British Library, on 29 - 30 September 2008.

October 2008, issue57, event report

RepoMMan: Delivering Private Repository Space for Day-to-day Use

Richard Green and Chris Awre describe work undertaken at the University of Hull to place Web services at the heart of its personalised digital repository provision.

January 2008, issue54, feature article

Collecting Born Digital Archives at the Wellcome Library

Chris Hilton and Dave Thompson discuss plans for work with born digital archival material at the Wellcome Library.

January 2007, issue50, feature article

Book Review: Digital Preservation

Maureen Pennock reviews a release in Facet's Digital Futures series.

January 2007, issue50, review

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

A Foundation for Automatic Digital Preservation

Miguel Ferreira, Ana Alice Baptista and Jose Carlos Ramalho propose a Service-Oriented Architecture to help cultural heritage institutions to accomplish automatic digital preservation.

July 2006, issue48, feature article

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

July 2006, issue48, news and events

Excuse Me... Some Digital Preservation Fallacies?

Chris Rusbridge argues with himself about some of the assumptions behind digital preservation thinking.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

Supporting Digital Preservation and Asset Management in Institutions

Leona Carpenter describes a JISC development programme tackling the organisational and technical challenges facing Higher and Further Education in the UK.

April 2005, issue43, feature article

E-Archiving: An Overview of Some Repository Management Software Tools

Marion Prudlo discusses LOCKSS, EPrints, and DSpace in terms of who uses them, their cost, underlying technology, the required know-how, and functionalities.

April 2005, issue43, feature article

How the Use of Standards Is Transforming Australian Digital Libraries

Debbie Campbell explains how the exploitation of recent standards has allowed the National Library of Australia to digitise its collections and host federated search services and provide an improved service.

October 2004, issue41, feature article

Can We Save Our Audio-visual Heritage?

Daniel Teruggi describes PrestoSpace, the new FP6 Integrated project for the preservation of our disappearing audio-visual heritage.

April 2004, issue39, feature article

OAI: The Fourth Open Archives Forum Workshop

Manjula Patel provides us with an overview of the 4th Open Archives Forum Workshop.

October 2003, issue37, event report

Metadata Wanted for the Evanescent Library

John MacColl reports on Schemas and Ontologies: Building a Semantic Infrastructure for the GRID and Digital Libraries: a one-day workshop at the e-Science Institute, May 2003.

July 2003, issue36, event report

OCLC-SCURL: Collaboration, Integration and Recombinant Potential

Pete Johnston reports on the New Directions in Metadata conference, 15-16 August, in Edinburgh

October 2002, issue33, event report

Metadata: Preservation 2000

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

January 2001, issue26, event report

Metadata for Digital Preservation: An Update

Michael Day discusses 'Metadata for Digital Preservation'.

December 1999, issue22, regular column

Metadata: Workshop in Luxembourg

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

June 1999, issue20, regular column

Metadata Corner

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

July 1998, issue16, regular column

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

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