1. Introduction

This survey is being administered by the PREMIS Editorial Committee, and aims to understand the impact of PREMIS. 

Since the release of the initial PREMIS data dictionary in 2005, there has not been a formal poll of users. The last official survey related to PREMIS was conducted in 2003, resulting in the report Implementing Preservation Repositories for Digital Materials: Current Practice and Emerging Trends in the Cultural Heritage Community, which greatly informed the initial data dictionary. Thirteen years after the release of the standard, the Editorial Committee agrees that now is an important time to step back and find out what we can learn from those that work with PREMIS everyday, as well as those who do not.

The specific goals of this survey are to help the committee understand:
  • PREMIS's reach across professions/sectors, and geographies
  • The size and variety of collections that leverage PREMIS
  • How PREMIS is used in relation to other standards/schemas
  • Whether people find limitations with the PREMIS model, schema vocabularies, or documentation
  • How technologies have adopted PREMIS
By learning more about the user community, we hope to be able to perform more targeted outreach, to gain input for future versions of PREMIS, and to improve the available resources.

This survey is expected to take approximately 15 minutes. We appreciate your participation and look forward to sharing the results with you.