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Title Building a Data Preservation Infrastructure to Support OAIS Conformant Archives
Abstract The SCIDIP-ES project is building an e-infrastructure to address the long-term preservation and use of the knowledge encoded in scientific data. The infrastructure offers generic, sustainable services and toolkits to support efficient preservation planning and management along with usability and access needs. By helping to build a broad Earth Science (ES) user community of significant mass, sharing and using each others data over the long term, implementing the software in a simple and robust fashion, and linking to the Alliance for Permanent Access beyond the project, we aim to guarantee the sustainability of these services. The SCIDIP-ES infrastructure is designed to augment existing repositories, and facilitate the development of new ones, so that they can be properly OAIS conformant, as described in section 1.4 of the OAIS Reference Model. In particular, the infrastructure enables repositories to support the OAIS Information Model and to fulfil several of the mandatory responsibilities which are required for conformance yet which are rarely discussed. Besides being driven by OAIS requirements, the services offered are those which have been shown by CASPAR as being effective for preservation and by PARSE.Insight as being widely recognised as needed by diverse communities. To ensure the SCIDIP-ES infrastructure will indeed be used i.e., we wish to avoid a 'build it and they will come' approach, the detailed requirement specifications and customisations of these services and toolkits have been defined using various exemplars from ES and other domains.
Keywords e-infrastructure , Engineering , Earth Science , digital preservation , OAIS
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Presentation Presented at 8th International Digital Curation Conference, Amsterdam 15-16 January, 2013. Poster-IDCC.pdf 2013