The goal of the Preservation Metadata Dictionary (PMD) is to describe the attributes of digital objects in the Digital Archive as well as how said objects are to be processed and managed. This document describes version 2.0 of the PMD which replaces PMD version 1.2. A beta version of PMD version 2.0 was released at the end of 2016. Since then, it has been tested in practice and in some areas, improved.

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Keywords Preservation Metadata
Publisher Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Editor M. Steeman (Marjolein)
Rights CC BY-SA (
Steeman, M (Ed.). (2018). Preservation Metadata Dictionary 2.0. (M Steeman, Ed.). Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

Additional Files
PMD1.pdf Final Version , 281kb
PMD2.0_explanation.pdf Final Version , 475kb
PMD2.0_toelichting_v3.pdf Final Version , 430kb