Accession Metadata

Adrienne Sonder


Annotated Bibliography

Australian Science & Technology Heritage Centre. (November 2001). Archival Terms. Retrieved online November 2, 2002 from:

-Provides useful description of archival terms such as provenance and inventory that are associated with the accession process.

CEDARS. (n.d.). Metadata for digital preservation: The Cedars project outline specification. Retrieved online December 1, 2002 from:

-CEDARS Project official Web site. The Definition of Metadata Elements section was useful to look at before beginning to create my own elements.

Conrad, Mark. (1994 Spring/Summer). Reeling them in: Accessioning the electronic records of the United States Government. IASSIST Quarterly, 11-13. Retrieved online December 6, 2002 at:

-Summarizes how accession takes place in the Center for Electronic Records. Contains useful discussion on the benefits of automatic validation of records.

Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems. (January 2002). Reference model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS). ISO Archiving Standards-Overview. Retrieved online November 20, 2002 from:

-The original OAIS Reference Model. Long and very thorough. Provides detailed explanations of all aspects of the OAIS Reference Model.

Graham, Peter. (2000). Issues in digital archiving. In Paul N. Banks & Roberta Pilette (eds.) Preservation: Issues and planning. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.

-Discusses concerns associated with intellectual preservation of digital objects, focusing on the importance of authenticity .

InterPARES Project. (2002). The InterPARES Glossary. Retrieved online November 21, 2002 from:

-Provides important discussion on authenticity and digital preservation.

Law-on-Line. (2001). Digital Signature Technology. Retrieved November 19, 2002 from:

-A useful tutorial for learning about electronic signature technology. Contains real-life scenarios that help the reader understand how the technology may be applied.

Library of Congress. (February 19, 2002). METS: Metadata Encoding & Transmission Standard. Retrieved on December 6, 2002 from:

-The official Web site of METS. The metadata definitions assisted me in formulating my own elements.

NEDLIB. (n.d.). Interactive functional model. Retrieved online November 11, 2002 from:

-The interactive functional model provides a good overview of the procedures that occur during each process of digital archiving.

RLG-OCLC Working Group on Digital Archive Attributes. (2002 May). Open Archival Information System (OAIS) Resources. Trusted digital repositories: Attributes and responsibilities. Retrieved online November 3, 2002 from: (under Digital Preservation)

-Describes in detail each of the archival functions specified in the OAIS Reference Model.

Thibodeau, Ken. (February 2001). Building the archives of the future. D-Lib Magazine, 7(2). Retrieved online November 3, 2002 from:

-Provides a good description of the OAIS model and the Persistent Object Preservation project.

University of Pittsburg. (October 22, 2000). Functional Requirements for Evidence in Recordkeeping. Retrieved on December 6, 2002 from the Internet Archive at: . Enter the web address

-The archived site of the University of Pittsburg project. Has a useful compilation of best practices for recordkeeping from a number of different business fields.

**This metadata pathfinder is an assignment for LIS 389C.20, Lifecycle Metadata for Digital Objects, instructed by Dr. Pat Galloway.
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Texas at Austin
December 6, 2002