Modelling OAIS Compliance for Disaggregated Preservation Services

Gareth Knight, Mark Hedges

2007, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 62-72

doi:10.2218/ijdc.v2i1.14


Abstract


The reference model for the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) is well established in the research community as a method of modelling the functions of a digital repository and as a basis in which to frame digital curation and preservation issues. In reference to the 5th anniversary review of the OAIS, it is timely to consider how it may be interpreted by an institutional repository. The paper examines methods of sharing essential functions and requirements of an OAIS between two or more institutions, outlining the practical considerations of outsourcing. It also details the approach taken by the SHERPA DP Project to introduce a disaggregated service model for institutional repositories that wish to implement preservation services.

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