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Term: Representation (PREMIS term)

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Term: Representation (PREMIS term)

Definition:
The set of files, including structural metadata, needed for a complete and reasonable 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 article may 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.
Category:
General
Resource:
Introduction and Supporting Materials from PREMIS Data Dictionary
http://www.loc.gov/standards/premis/v2/premis-report-2-1.pdf
See also:
Digital package; Intellectual entity (PREMIS term)