"Welcome to TOTEM - the Trustworthy Online Technical Environment Metadata Registry
Totem poles are monuments created by First Nations of the Pacific Northwest to represent and commemorate ancestry, histories, people, or events, and would be erected to be visible within a community.
The TOTEM registry is used, analogously, to record the complex hardware and software relationships which apply to digital objects, and to make them visible to the digital preservation community.
TOTEM was created by the University of Portsmouth, Future Proof Computing Group"