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The sheer number of metadata standards in the cultural heritage sector is overwhelming, and their inter-relationships further complicate the situation. This visual map of the metadata landscape is intended to assist planners with the selection and implementation of metadata standards.
Each of the 105 standards listed here is evaluated on its strength of application to defined categories in each of four axes: community, domain, function, and purpose. The strength of a standard in a given category is determined by a mixture of its adoption in that category, its design intent, and its overall appropriateness for use in that category.
The standards represented here are among those most heavily used or publicized in the cultural heritage community, though certainly not all standards that might be relevant are included. A small set of the metadata standards plotted on the main visualization also appear as highlights
above the graphic. These represent the most commonly known or discussed standards for cultural heritage metadata.
The Hanford Site Records Community is currently debating the challenging topic of raw data and nonstandard file formats as electronic records. As the digital age evolves here at Hanford, we are seeing raw data files and/or nonstandard file formats being submitted accompanying our correspondence as well as defined as contract deliverables.
We are seeking peer input regarding raw data and nonstandard file formats. Please take a few moments to complete the 6 survey questions below:
1. Do you have an electronic record's system?
2. If you have an electronic records system do you have established "acceptable file formats" for your electronic record system? (Examples, PDF, MS Office PPT, DOC, XLS, TIFF, JPG, etc.)
3. Do you accept raw data as a record or is it considered nonrecord?
4. Do you accept raw data and/or nonstandard file formats for storage in your electronic record system?
5. Do you require the software applications that create the raw data and/or nonstandard file format be preserved? If so, how is the records community involved?
6. What issues are you facing regarding raw data and/or nonstandard file formats as electronic record?
Thank you in advance, we value peer sharing. Please advise if you would like a copy of survey results.
Lead Records Management Specialist
R&CM RIM Operations
Front Porch Digital Debuts the Archive Format of the Future
DIVArchive® V7.0 Incorporates AXF the Industry’s Long-Awaited Open Storage Format
April 10, 2011 — Front Porch Digital today announced that its DIVArchive® V7.0 will mark the debut of the new Archive eXchange Format (AXF), an open digital storage format set to revolutionize interoperability among systems, making future media workflows more secure, seamless, and efficient than ever before. Being content and storage technology agnostic, the new AXF format provides the world’s most open, flexible, dynamic, and protected mechanism for file-based archive, preservation, and exchange.
Front Porch Digital based AXF on a file and storage media agnostic encapsulation approach that abstracts the underlying file systems, operating systems, and storage technologies making the format truly open. The AXF object contains any type, any number, and any size of files along with structured and unstructured metadata, checksum and provenance information, full indexing structures, and more, all in a single, fully self-describing, encapsulated package. Since the AXF object itself contains the complete file system, all of the complexities and limitations of the underlying storage technology, operating system, and file system are avoided and the same AXF object can exist on data tape, spinning disk, flash, optical media, or other storage technology now and into the future.
The LTDPRM Community now has an active discussion forum in Google Groups that is linked and displayed through the [Discussion & Wiki] pages of this site.
Anyone can post directly to the forum by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us in elevating the value of this community by adding your comments, discuss content we currently have posted, and help develop and post new content.
Join LTDPRM.org for full access to the site.
Participate in development of the definition of the minimum requirements ("Level 1" in a Capability Maturity Model context) needed to call a system or a service a "digital archive".
At both the PASIG and Archiving 2011 events the call went out for the industry to agree on this definition in response to confusion over terminology and over capabilities of services competing in the marketplace. LTDPRM is responding to that request and inviting practitioners world-wide to come and comment on the proposed definition.
Make comments at "What is a Digital Archive?"
Whether you are focused on the business concerns of compliance, the impacts of growth in data storage requirements or trends impacting the industry, or you’re a hands-on architecture specialist working to improve storage and retrieval capabilities in the face of explosive data growth, the Preservation and Archiving SIG User Group Conference will help you learn, grow and network with the best in the business. With great hotel deals and airfares still available, now is the time to register!
Our two-day program is perfect for busy professionals looking to experience customer case studies, to brainstorm with peers on real world solutions, and to share tips, tricks and best practices with peers. If you have more time, add an additional day of deep-dive education on long-term storage technologies with Oracle experts – at no additional cost!
Hosts a webcast on the benefits of applying capacity optimization technologies to the problems of regulatory compliance and long-term retention.
Schedule: April 20, 11AM PT at http://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/26793. The problems of long-term retention whether in a preservation store or a compliance store are very similar. From the storage infrastructure side, cost due to capacity growth drives many inefficiencies. Capacity optimization technologies promise significant savings. Join in the discussion or listen to the recorded webcast for more.
Here's the new "tag-line" that DPCO has defined from developing this program.
Members of the LTDPRM Community are participating in many events this spring. Come meet with us if you can.