The Universal Object Format – An Archiving and Exchange Format for Digital Objects

  • Tobias Steinke
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4172)


Long-term preservation is a complicate and difficult task for a digital library. The key to handle this task is the inclusion of technical metadata. These metadata should be packed together with the files for an exchange between digital archives. Archival systems should handle the data in the Data Management and use it for preservation planning. The German project kopal has defined for this purpose the Universal Object Format (UOF) and enhanced the archival system DIAS with generic functions to support flexible handling of preservation metadata.


Digital Library Digital Object Exchange Format Digital Archive Preservation Planning 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tobias Steinke
    • 1
  1. 1.German National Library 

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