Some comments to the OCLC/RLG report 'Preservation Metadata and the OAIS model'
Hofman, Hans (Johannes) (2002) Some comments to the OCLC/RLG report 'Preservation Metadata and the OAIS model'. Digicult.Info(Issue2):15-20.
The reference models for preservation that exist at the moment, such as the well-known OAIS model, focus mainly on the functions and processes for preservation, not on metadata. That is however an essential part of the whole model. The Open Archival Information System (OAIS) includes a high-level, object oriented information model. So far some attempts have been made to produce sets of metadata for preservation purposes, but none covered as much of the OAIS reference model as the one now published by the Working Group on preservation metadata of OCLC/RLG.