Joint DCC/DPC Workshop: OAIS Five Year Review

13 October 2006
Edinburgh University Library, Edinburgh

Overview

DCC and DPC Joint Workshop: OAIS Five Year Review 13 October 2006 Wolfson Suite, Edinburgh University Library

This workshop prepared a joint comment, on behalf of members of the DCC Associates Network and members of the DPC (Digital Preservation Coalition), for submission to the OAIS (Open Archival Information System) Reference Model Five Year Review. The workshop was open to members of both organisations who were familiar with details of the standard and actively implementing or preparing to implement an OAIS.

In compliance with, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) procedures, the OAIS Reference Model: ISO 14721: 2003 must be reviewed every five years and a determination made to reaffirm, modify, or withdraw the existing standard. The comment process for this review is now open with recommendations for updates that will reduce ambiguities or improve missing or weak concepts sought by 30 October 2006.

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Benefits of Attendance

This workshop enabled members of the DCC Associates Network and the DPC to meet and consider the OAIS Reference Model in detail and prepare comments to shape the standard for future editions.

Format

This event prepared comments for changes to OAIS on a chapter-by-chapter basis under the following categories:

  • Updates needed for clarification
  • Updates to add missing concepts or strengthen weak concepts
  • Identification of any outdated material

Delegates were requested to participate in post-workshop drafting of the final document for submission to the OAIS review by 30 October 2006.

If you were unable to attend but would like to include comments on any part of the Standard for integration into the DCC/DPC submission then please complete our OAIS Comments Submission Form [RTF, 74KB] and return it either by post or e-mail by 15 October 2006 to:

Sarah Higgins Standards Advisor Digital Curation Centre University of Edinburgh Appleton Tower 11 Crichton Street EDINBURGH EH8 9LE

e-mail: Sarah.Higgins@ed.ac.uk

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Venue

This event was held in the Wolfson Suite of the Edinburgh University Library, Main Library Building, George Square, Edinburgh.

Travel Instructions

The Wolfson Suite is on the ground floor of the Edinburgh University Main Library Building (number 33 on the interactive University of Edinburgh Campus Map [external]).

Registration

Registration was restricted to DCC Network Associates and members of the DPC who were familiar with details of the standard and actively implementing or preparing to implement an OAIS. Numbers were limited to 40, so early sign-up was recommended.

This workshop was free of charge and included lunch.

For any further information please contact Sarah Higgins at the DCC, or Najla Semple at the DPC.

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