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2011 Annual Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group (IAPM-IG) Meeting minutes

The Intellectual Access to Preservation Metadata Interest Group hosted a panel titled, "Real-life tales of using PREMIS," and its semi-annual meeting on Saturday, June 25, 2011 in Morial Convention Center, MCC-Rm 284, New Orleans, LA. Forty people were in attendance.

Rebecca Guenther, Senior Networking & Standards Specialist at the Library of Congress, provided an overview of PREMIS and discussed current directions.

Peter Van Garderen, President/Systems Archivist at Artefactual Systems Inc. offered a first-hand account of PREMIS implementation in Archivematica. Archivematica is a comprehensive open source digital preservation system in compliance with the OAIS functional model. The system uses METS, PREMIS, Dublin Core and other best practice metadata standards. It is being developed in partnership with City of Vancouver Archives, UNESCO Memory of the World, and the University of British Columbia Library.

Andrew Hart, Head of the Preservation Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, then shared an example of implementing PREMIS for the Carolina Digital Repository, UNC-Chapel Hill's institutional repository using Fedora and iRODS.

All presentations are included below.

During the IAPM business meeting that followed the panel, Janet Gertz, chair of the PARS Audio Preservation Metadata Task Force, announced that the task force had completed its work and the group was officially dissolved. IG members called for a similar task force to develop preservation metadata standards for video. There was a question of whether that group should convene at the PARS or ALCTS level. The IG is looking for an enthusiastic and qualified volunteer to lead this charge. 

In other business, Shawn Averkamp, metadata librarian at the University of Alabama Libraries, was named vice chair of the IG. Meghan Banach, coordinator of the Bibliographic Access and Metadata Unit at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst, now assumes the chair role, which was vacated by outgoing chair Nicole Saylor, head of Digital Library Services at the University of Iowa Libraries.