Preserv 2 final report 'candid and realistic'
The final report from the Preserv 2 project has been described by the JISC programme manager responsible for funding the project, Neil Grindley, as ‚ÄĚcandid and realistic about the ... more
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PRESERV 2 is funded by JISC within its capital programme in response to the September 06 call (Circular 04/06), Repositories and Preservation strand

PRESERV was originally funded by JISC within the 4/04 programme Supporting Digital Preservation and Asset Management in Institutions, theme 3: Institutional repository infrastructure development


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A note on OAIS

Throughout these pages we have referred to, and shown elements of, the open archival information system (OAIS) reference model. Below is an illustration of the full model. This model is little known in the institutional repository community, and can thus seem obscure, overly technical and irrelevant. The strength of this approach, however, is if you model a system for managing digital content, such as a repository, and describe what the repository does, you will come close to reproducing the OAIS model (minus the technical description, which has already been done). Try it.

OAIS reference model in full
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