Current Status of PREMIS (PREservation metadata: implementation strategies) Implementation in American Archives and Historical Societies and the Factors Affecting This Adoption Rate Public Deposited

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  • February 28, 2019
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  • Brake, Alston M.
    • Affiliation: School of Information and Library Science
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  • This paper presents the findings of fifty interviews seeking to discover the current status of PREMIS (PREservation metadata: implementation strategies) implementation in American archives and historical societies and the factors influencing these implementation decisions. The survey was designed to address two research questions: are American archives and historical societies implementing the PREMIS standard for preservation metadata and what barriers are being discussed by staff at these repositories prior to implementation decisions. Additionally, for those repositories THAT had not implemented PREMIS, the interviews sought to discover how else, if at all, staff was addressing the preservation metadata needs of the digital objects. Findings indicate that AMERICAN ARCHIVES HAVE OVERWHELMINGLY CHOSEN NOT TO IMPLEMENT PREMIS IN ANY WAY. STUDY participants identified many barriers to implementing PREMIS for the description of digital objects. They also suggested support that would help them become better able to implement PREMIS. The interviews shed light on the barriers causing the staff at American archives the most difficulty in their efforts to create any kind of metadata for their digital objects, using any schema or standard.
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  • Tibbo, Helen R.
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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