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published: March 2004
Preservation Metadata for the Real World: The NC ECHO
Preservation Metadata Model
Demonstration: Your Colleagues - 1
There is considerable pressure within the digital library, archive, and museum communities for institutions to create extensive, high-quality metadata for discovery, administration, structuring, and preservation of their digital assets. Large cultural heritage institutions and international collaborations are developing complex preservation metadata models, but it remains unclear how small and often under-staffed repositories will build extensive metadata databases for their digital objects and virtual collections. This paper reports on the efforts of the NC ECHO Preservation Metadata Working Group to create a model that includes information sufficient for the long-term preservation of digital entities, but which is simple enough for a wide range of institutions to use effectively and economically. The resulting NC ECHO Metadata for Preservation of Digital Images (MAPDI) data model and associated Access database are described herein.