The Universal Object Format – An Archiving and Exchange Format for Digital Objects
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.
KeywordsDigital Library Digital Object Exchange Format Digital Archive Preservation Planning
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