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CIMA 50th

2023 CIMA Annual Conference

Join us in person or virtually for the 2023 Conference of Intermountain Archivists annual meeting May 10-13, 2023 in Logan, Utah. It's a notable year for a couple of reasons. First, we are returning to a traditional four-day conference with a full schedule including pre-conference workshop, presentation sessions, keynote, reception, breakout sessions, business meeting/awards luncheon, dine-arounds, and tours for the first time since 2019. Additionally, we are celebrating our organization’s 50th anniversary, which is reflected in our conference theme: “CIMA at 50: Remembering the Past, Embracing the Future.” We look forward to seeing you there!

Introduction to PREMIS (SAA)

  • April 28, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
  • Online
  • 8


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See "Introduction to PREMIS" in SAA Course Catalog



This is a one-day course covering the background, purpose, structure and use of the Data Dictionary and XML schema products of PREMIS, a preservation metadata initiative and maintenance activity based at the Library of Congress. Students will learn about the background of PREMIS, what constitutes preservation metadata, and gain some basic experience creating a PREMIS instance of preservation metadata.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the general development timeline/context of PREMIS and its purpose.
  • Explain preservation metadata in the context of PREMIS.
  • Explain the PREMIS data model and core concepts.
  • Utilize the PREMIS Data Dictionary in creating PREMIS instances.
  • Produce a conformant PREMIS instance of core preservation metadata.
  • Analyze their present metadata infrastructure to locate already-present and missing core PREMIS semantic units.
  • Create change at their institution by promoting the incorporation of PREMIS metadata into their metadata infrastructure.

Who Should Attend

archivist practitioners, archivist managers, archivist administrators, IT professionals, librarians, records managers

What You Should Already Know

A basic understanding of data markup technologies (tags, HTML/XML) is recommended, but not required.

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