Policy-Carrying, Policy-Enforcing Digital Objects

  • Sandra Payette
  • Carl Lagoze
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-45268-0_14

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1923)
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Payette S., Lagoze C. (2000) Policy-Carrying, Policy-Enforcing Digital Objects. In: Borbinha J., Baker T. (eds) Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. ECDL 2000. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 1923. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

We describe the motivation for moving policy enforcement for access control down to the digital object level. The reasons for this include handling of item-specific behaviors, adapting to evolution of digital objects, and permitting objects to move among repositories and portable devices. We then describe our experiments that integrate the Fedora architecture for digital objects and repositories and the PoET implementation of security automata to effect such object- centric policy enforcement.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandra Payette
    • 1
  • Carl Lagoze
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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