LinuxConf.Au: Digital Preservation - The National Archives of Australia, Open Standards and Open Source

Posted in Conferences, Operating Systems on May 05, 2007


LinuxConf.Au: Digital Preservation - The National Archives of Australia, Open Standards and Open Source

The overview:

  • What records does the NAA preserve?
  • How do digital records fit in?
  • Why do we need to do 'digital preservation?'
  • How might digital preservation be done?
  • What has the NAA decided to do?
  • The importance of open source.

The software (all GPL):

  • Xena - XML Electronic Normalising for Archives
  • DPR - Digital Preservation Recorder
  • Quest - Query Electronic Storage

The technical detail:

  • XML schema for preservation - metadata and where to put it.
  • Identifying data format types programmatically.
  • Normalising to open formats - open standards.
  • Presenting normalised data.
  • Normaliser and file namer plugin architecture.
  • Integration with 3rd party preservation applications (e.g. DSpace, Fedora, Eprints)

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