Navigating through the Panoply of Provenance Metadata Standards useful for Digital Curation

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Date: Monday, February 17th, 2020
Time: 9:00-17:00
Location: Croke Park, Nally Suite (Level 4)
Organizers: Michael R. Gryk [1], Jessica Yi-Yun Cheng[1], Rhiannon Bettivia [2]
[1] School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
[2] School of Library and Information Science, Simmons University

The following provenance models and metadata standards will be discussed and evaluated using real-world research data provided by the organizers. Emphasis will be placed on highlighting the strengths and capabilities of each model, as well as shortcomings of any individual model which are handled by one or more of the others. The morning session will cover the models while the afternoon session will provide hands-on cross-walking exercises to explore the modeling differences in greater depth.
  • PREMIS: This is an international metadata standard developed by Library of Congress to support digital curation and preservation. More details can be found at:
  • PROV: PROV is a family of models and standards proposed by the W3C. It is used to document provenance information of data and digital objects. More details can be found at:
  • ProvONE: This is an extension model of PROV which includes concepts and attributes for specifying workflows and data products produced by their execution. More details can be found at:

Image source: Biodiversity Heritage Library – Getting Fishy with BHL

For further questions regarding the workshop and registration process, please contact the Workshop Chairs:

Michael Gryk ( | Twitter: @connjur
Jessica Yi-Yun Cheng ( | Twitter: @yiyunjessica
Rhiannon Bettivia ( | Twitter: @RBettivia