Supporting Analysis and Audit of Collaborative OAIS’s by use of an Outer OAIS – Inner OAIS (OO-IO) Model

Eld Zierau , Nancy McGovern

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    This paper addresses the question: What would distributed digital preservation look like using the OAIS Reference Model? The challenge is the need for several organizations to cooperate to achieve distributed digital preservation; using replication, independence, and coordination to address the known threats to digital content through time. The main purpose of the paper is to present an Outer OAIS-Inner OAIS (OO-IO) Model that can support the analysis and audit of collaborative interactions between multiple OAIS’s to enable distributed digital preservation. The paper provides extensive explanations and diagrams to demonstrate the ability of the OO-IO model to address distributed digital preservation conformance with the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) Reference Model. It is argued that the OO-IO model contributes a necessary extension to the literature of the digital preservation community to address the analysis and audit necessary for distributed digital preservation.
    Translated title of the contributionTil støtte af analyse og suditering af samarbejdende OIASer ved brug af en Ydre OAIS - Indre OAIS (OO-IO) model
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects
    Pages (from-to)pp. 209-218
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2014
    EventThe 11th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects - State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 6 Oct 201410 Oct 2014
    Conference number: 11


    ConferenceThe 11th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects
    LocationState Library of Victoria


    • OAIS Reference Model
    • Distributed Digital Preservation
    • Standards
    • Audits
    • Analysis
    • Collaboration

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