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Title: Pathfinder for the Data Structures of the OAIS model
Authors: Alonzo, Daniel
Keywords: OAIS
DSpace
digital archives
data structures
metadata
preservation
Issue Date: 31-Mar-2004
Series/Report no.: Beta;2
Abstract: his pathfinder is intended to demystify the complexities associated with the storage and data management aspect of digital information objects as they relate to the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Anthrosource project. In addition, specific recommendations will be addressed based on the the agreement between Atypon, University of California Press (UCP), and the AAA, with regards to the preservation and storage of AAA's current and future digital objects. Recommendations will also be based on previous entities and projects that have successfully implemented Open Archival Information System (OAIS) compliant digital repositories such as the Cedars project, the Harvard E-journal project, and the DSpace software developed by MIT. Rather than focus on the OAIS system itself, this pathfinder will focus on the process by which digital information objects enter, are manipulated by, and are delivered by the digital repository.
Description: Based on the Open Archival Information System model developed by the CCSDS, there are three data structures that are processed through the digital repository called Information Packages. These three data structures are the Submission Information Package (SIP), the Archival Information Package (AIP), and the Dissemination Information Package (DIP). There are six functional entities that govern and manipulate the Information Packages as they are processed. The SIP is submitted to the archives through a process called Ingest. After Ingest, the SIP is converted to an AIP and is managed by the Data Management and Archival Storage components. Finally, the AIP is converted to a DIP and delivered to the consumer via the Access component. These four components are all governed by the Administration and Preservation Planning function entities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/51
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