16.154 e-print archiving

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty (w.mccarty@btinternet.com)
Date: Tue Aug 13 2002 - 02:15:02 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 154.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 07:07:34 +0100
             From: Patricia Galloway <galloway@gslis.utexas.edu>
             Subject: Re: 16.151 e-print archiving

    Everybody who is interested in digital archiving should be aware that
    two acronyms in this literature are frequently confused:
    OAI: Open Archives Initiative, which defines a set of discovery metadata
    that "exposes" archived materials to a harvester in a standard way so
    they can be found;
    OAIS: Open Archival Information System, which defines an underlying
    system specification for the "trusted repository" that must securely
    preserve the digitally archived objects. Wide acceptance of the OAIS
    model and endorsement by OCLC and RLG has been crucial to these efforts
    because it provides the roadmap for making a repository that can carry
    the objects forward in an authentic way through time, even when software
    and hardware change. Ideally, any e-print archive should comply with
    both standards, unless it's assumed that its contents won't be of
    interest for more than about five years.

    Pat Galloway
    University of Texas-Austin

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