Metadata for Digital Preservation: A Review of Recent Developments

  • Michael Day
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2163)


This paper is a review of recent developments relating to digital preservation metadata. It introduces the digital preservation problem and notes the importance of metadata for all proposed preservation strategies. The paper reviews some developments in the archives and records domain, describes the taxonomy of information object classes defined by the Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS) and outlines some library-based projects.


Electronic Record Digital Information Digital Preservation Archival Description Metadata Element 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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  • Michael Day
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  1. 1.UKOLN: the UK Office for Library and Information NetworkingUniversity of BathBathUK

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