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pdf Directory of Digital Repositories and Services in the UK June 2005

Directory of Digital Repositories and Services in the UK June 2005

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OAIS Community

In collaboration with a number of other preservation organisations, the DPC is building a community around the sharing of experiences in using and applying preservation standards. The first of these to be addressed is the OAIS model. Visit the OAIS Community wiki for more information.

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Recording of Anthea Seles' 'OAIS: its limitations and (how) can they be fixed' - now available online

The recording of the latest DPC webinar with Dr Anthea Seles, Digital Transfer Manager at The National Archives, is now available for members to view online. In the webinar Anthea explores the standard, its origins and its strengths and weaknesses along with allied standards such as Trusted Repository Audit and Certification. She goes on to describe the processes involved in standards review and how the wider digital preservation community can participate in the reform of its core standard.

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OAIS 5 Year Review - Follow Up

DPC/DCC Workshop   Joint DCC and DPC Workshop: OAIS 5 Year Review - Follow Up (participation by invitation only) Response to CCSDS' comments on the OAIS 5 Year Review Recommendations for Update ReportA joint meeting of members of the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and the DCC Associates Network members was held on 13 October 2006 to prepare a joint report for the 5 year review of the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) Standard. The resulting report, " OAIS Five-year review...

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Joint Digital Curation Centre / Digital Preservation Coalition Workshop for OAIS 5 Year Review

OAIS Five-year review Recommendations for update This workshop will prepare a joint comment, on behalf of members of the Digital Curation Centre Associates Network and members of the Digital Preservation Coalition, for submission to the OAIS (Open Archival Information Systems Reference Model) 5 year review. The workshop is open to members of both organisations who are familiar with details of the standard and actively implementing or preparing to implement an OAIS. In compliance with, the...

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DPC Briefing on OAIS

The DPC held a briefing day on the OAIS model on 4th April 2006 at the York Innovation Centre. The purpose of the day was to examine the model and provide an informal but in-depth look at the practical application of the Open Archival Information System [OAIS] model in various UK institutions. OAIS is a high-level reference model which describes the functions of a digital archive and has been used as a model for a number of digital archiving repositories. It is now a recognized and...

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