OAIS Terms

Open Archival Information System: a type of archive consisting of an organization of people and systems that has accepted the responsibility to preserve information for one or more designated communities. OAIS differs from other uses of the term archive based on the specific responsibilities laid out in OAIS Reference Model.

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PreservationIngestDescriptive InformationDescriptive InformationData ManagementArchival StorageAccessManagementDIPSIPAIPAIPConsumerAdministrationProducer