Empirical Study on Quality Requirements of Migration Metadata

  • Feng Luan
  • Mads Nygård
  • Guttorm Sindre
  • Trond Aalberg
  • Shengtong Zhong
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 253)


Migration requires metadata about old hardware/software configurations or old computer technologies. However, current metadata schemas used in preservation systems are different and it is difficult to judge the actual quality requirement of metadata migration. This paper presents a set of quality requirements for migration metadata and the necessity and sufficiency of these requirements are evaluated with a questionnaire that was distributed internationally and followed up by several telephone interviews. The survey results indicate that our requirements are complete and can be classified into three levels, namely essentiality, necessity, and conditionality. The proposed quality requirements can be used by custodians as a checklist to examine their metadata schemas in terms of how well they can support migration.


Information Management Migration Metadata Requirements Long-term Preservation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Feng Luan
    • 1
  • Mads Nygård
    • 1
  • Guttorm Sindre
    • 1
  • Trond Aalberg
    • 1
  • Shengtong Zhong
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information ScienceNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

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