OAIS in More Depth



A number of OAIS [4] concepts were introduced  in Chap. 3. In this chapter we delve somewhat deeper.

The OAIS standard (ISO 14721) serves several different purposes. Its fundamental purpose is to provide concepts that can guide digital preservation . Using these concepts a number of conformance requirements, including mandatory responsibilities, are then described. However another set of related concepts are defined in OAIS which, although not essential for preserving digitally encoded information, may nevertheless be extremely useful to facilitate clear discussion by providing a common terminology.


Digital Object Information Package Designate Community High Level Knowledge Preservation Planning 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. 4.
    Digital Curation Centre (DCC), part funded by JISC. Web site
  2. 22.
    World Data Centre for Solar Terrestrial Physics
  3. 23.
    European Incoherent Scatter Radar
  4. 24.
  5. 25.
  6. 26.
  7. 27.
  8. 231.
    Standard Archive Format for Europe (SAFE) – details available from

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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