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An Open Archival Information System (OAIS) model is

[a]n archive, consisting of an organization of people and systems, that has accepted responsibility to preserve information and make it available for one or more designated communities.[1]
a model of a system for long-term preservation. Digital preservation systems that are 'OAIS-compliant' conform to recommended framework for ingest, access, data management, storage, metadata, and more.[2]

References Edit

  1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, "The State of the Art and Practice in Digital Preservation," 107 J. Res. Natl. Inst. Stand. Technol. 93, 104 (Jan.-Feb. 2002).
  2. ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation, Glossary, App. B, at 227.

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