Introduction to OAIS Concepts and Terminology



Another way of looking at this is to realise that different people have slightly different definitions in mind, depending upon their backgrounds, for many common terms. If we are not careful we will talk at cross-purposes because of these differences. In order to avoid this we need clear definitions.

The next few sections discuss some of the basic OAIS definitions and concepts.


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    Unified Modelling Language (UML)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.STFC and Alliance for Permanent AccessYetminster, DorsetUK

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