Filling the gap: Significant Environment Information (SEI)

Based on the definition of environment information from the previous section, we now propose our definition of Significant Environment Information (SEI). For this we introduce the term “dependency” as needed to express usage constraints for the digital objects (DOs) that exist in the regarded environment. Furthermore we will propose some methods to measure SEI in the context of sheer curation, and investigate SEI for usage scenarios related to our use case partners.

The information in this sub-module refers to the deliverable D4.1 Initial version of environment information extraction tools [Corubolo, F. et al (2014)]

Please refer to the further reading list for the names referenced to in [ ].

Expected learning outcome    Understanding the idea behind and the importance of significant environment  information for digital  preservation and long-term reuse.
Level of advancement This section provides reading material which looks at the current state of the art of the  research  done on the questions surrounding significant environment information. Therefore this will be of  interest for teachers and researchers as input for their own work or class preparation in the field of metadata.
Elements in this Part
  1. A parallel between SEI and environment in Biological Ecosystems (text)
  2. Dependencies – why they are important to know (text)
  3. Significant Environment Information (SEI) (text)
  4. How to measure significance? (text)
  5. Supplementary information sources
Chronological order yes
Estimated time required for completion of the Part 45 min