Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Conference - PREMIS Implementation Fair

On October 7, 2009, the PREMIS Editorial Committee will sponsor a
free, one-day PREMIS Implementation Fair at the Presidio's Officers'
Club in San Francisco. The PREMIS Implementation Fair immediately
follows iPres 2009, the 6th International Conference on Preservation
of Digital Objects, held in San Francisco on October 5-6.

Register for the PREMIS Implementation Fair, view a draft schedule,
and find transportation information by visiting:

The PREMIS Implementation Fair is for anyone with some knowledge of
PREMIS who might be planning or is already involved in a PREMIS

Several PREMIS-implementing repositories will present case-studies at
the day-long event. Confirmed case studies include:

* University of California San Diego Libraries (Bradley Westbrook, UCSD)
* United States Government Printing Office (Kate Zwaard, GPO)
* Implementation in Italy (Angela Di Iorio, Fondazione Rinascimento
* Towards Interoperable Preservation Repositories (TIPR)
(Priscilla Caplan,

Other case studies will be added to the schedule in the upcoming
weeks. Additional discussions will focus on the latest in:

* Tools for creating and transforming PREMIS metadata
* Preservation systems
* Implementing PREMIS in METS
* PREMIS conformance issues
* Controlled vocabularies

There will also be time allotted for an open discussion of PREMIS
implementation issues.

If you have questions about the event or if you think a tool or
project from your organization might make an interesting case study at
the PREMIS Implementation Fair, feel free to contact the PREMIS
Editorial Committee by visiting or emailing
Rebecca Guenther at