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Subject: Publication on metadata in digital preservation

Publication on metadata in digital preservation

From: Evelyn Frangakis <efrangakis<-a>
Date: Monday, March 14, 2005
The following is posted on behalf of
Judith C. Russell <jrussell<-a t->gpo< . >gov>
Managing Director, Information Dissemination (Superintendent of
U.S. Government Printing Office

    The Report on the Meeting of Experts on Digital Preservation:
    Metadata Specifications is now available on GPO Access at

    Background: GPO is working with the library community and others
    in the information community on a national digitization plan,
    with the goal of digitizing a complete legacy collection of
    tangible U.S. Government publications. The objective is to
    ensure that the digital collection is available, in the public
    domain, for no-fee permanent public access through the FDLP.

    The project will ensure that the collection is digitally
    reformatted for preservation purposes. The digital preservation
    masters and the associated metadata will be preserved in the GPO
    electronic archive (in addition to any other places that the
    materials might be held), and there will be no-fee public access
    to the content through derivative files on GPO Access.

    The Report on the Meeting of Experts on Digital Preservation:
    Metadata Specifications, which is located at,
    <URL:>, is a
    summary of the second of two meetings held to assist GPO in
    developing specifications for the digitization project. This
    meeting, focusing on descriptive and preservation metadata, was
    held at GPO on June 14, 2004. A summary of the overall
    discussion of the experts and the necessary resources for the
    metadata package submission are included in the report. Also
    included is a listing of metadata elements that is not meant to
    be viewed as a final list of required metadata elements, but a
    list of metadata elements, based on this discussion and the
    recommended readings as put forth in the meeting. It provides a
    common set of elements from which to build for digitization
    project. GPO encourages all to review the report and provide
    comments to Judith C. Russell (jrussell<-a t->gpo< . >gov) by Monday,
    March 28, 2005.

    If you have questions or comments, please use the GPO online
    help service at:


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    To ensure that your question is routed to the correct area,
    choose the category "Federal Depository Libraries" and the
    appropriate subcategory under Additional Information.

    You may also contact the GPO Customer Contact Center at
    866-512-1800, (Toll-free) or at 202-512-1800, (DC Metropolitan
    Area) Monday through Friday, 7am - 9pm, EST.

    GPO Customer Contact Center

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:44
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Received on Monday, 14 March, 2005

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