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OCLC Systems & Services

ISSN: 1065-075X

Online from: 1985

Subject Area: Library and Information Studies

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Using XFDU for CASPAR information packaging

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Title:Using XFDU for CASPAR information packaging
Author(s):Matthew Dunckley, (Science & Technology Facilities Council, Oxford, UK), Shahar Ronen, (IBM Research Laboratory, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel), Ealan A. Henis, (IBM Research Laboratory, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel), Simona Rabinovici-Cohen, (IBM Research Laboratory, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel), Petra Reshef, (IBM Research Laboratory, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel), Esther Conway, (Science & Technology Facilities Council, Oxford, UK), David Giaretta, (Science & Technology Facilities Council, Oxford, UK)
Citation:Matthew Dunckley, Shahar Ronen, Ealan A. Henis, Simona Rabinovici-Cohen, Petra Reshef, Esther Conway, David Giaretta, (2010) "Using XFDU for CASPAR information packaging", OCLC Systems & Services, Vol. 26 Iss: 2, pp.80 - 93
Keywords:Digital storage, Extensible markup language, Open systems
Article type:Technical paper
DOI:10.1108/10650751011048452 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Acknowledgements:The work is partially supported by European Community under the Information Society Technologies (IST) program of the 6th FP for RTD – project CASPAR contract IST-033572. The authors are solely responsible for the content of this paper. It does not represent the opinion of the European Community, and the European Community is not responsible for any use that might be made of data appearing therein.

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe the use of XML formatted data unit (XFDU) technology to implement OAIS-based information packaging in the CASPAR project.

Design/methodology/approach – The paper outlines new tools and techniques in working with XFDU for the purpose of preserving complex digital information.

Findings – The preservation of digital assets was facilitated by using the features of XFDU in the CASPAR project.

Practical implications – The paper is of interest to those responsible for the archival or long term preservation of digital assets.

Originality/value – The paper demonstrates new tools and techniques, which together provide an integrated system suitable for solving complex issues of preserving digital assets using information packaging.

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