THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE: TRADITIONAL ARCHIVAL PRACTICE IN THE DESIGN OF DIGITAL REPOSITORIES FOR LONG-TERM PRESERVATION
Though debate remains active, the archival community has gradually coalesced around a set of high-level principles and practices generally agreed as representative of the core values of archival activity: the sanctity of evidence; the preservation imperative; the primacy of the record; respect des fonds, original order and provenance; and hierarchy in records and their collective description. These traditional archival principles and practices are defined, then translated into digital repository architecture designs through an analysis of the Open Archival Information Systems reference model (OAIS). Areas of active research on this subject are examined in a set of case studies.
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:preservation of library materials electronic data archives conservation and restoration information systems special subjects research open source software evaluations aims objectives
Date of Publication:05/06/2004