Representation (PREMIS term)

What is Representation (PREMIS term)?

Representation (PREMIS term) meaning in Digital terms is The set of files, including structural metadata, needed for a complete andreasonable rendition of an Intellectual Entity. For example, a journal article may be complete in one PDF file; this single file constitutes the representation. Another journal article may consist of one SGML file and two image files; these three files constitute the representation. A third articlemay be represented by one TIFF image for each of 12 pages plus an XML file of structural metadata showing the order of the pages; these 13 files constitute the representation. From Introduction and Supporting Materials from PREMIS Data Dictionary, p. 7.


reference: Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative – Glossary