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    \[*Must*\] The repository is able to store/search/deliver both text-centric and
      image-centric collections. 
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    \[*Want*\] Audio and video objects can be stored/delivered.
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    \[*Want*\] Arbitrary document types (PowerPoint files, music notation files, etc.)
      can be stored/delivered.
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    \[*Must*\] All metadata stored in the repository conforms to (or is easily exportable
      to) a widely-recognized standard format. 
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    \[*Want*\] A wide variety of standard metadata formats can be stored, including MARCXML, DC,
      METS, and VRA Core. 
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    \[*Want*\] Metadata about a single object can be transformed into multiple formats.
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    \[*May want*\] "Exceptions" to metadata transformations can be stored, either as full records in
      an alternate format, or as single fields that override the transformed version.
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    \[*Must*\] It is possible to add custom fields to existing metadata schemas.
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    \[*Must*\] It is possible to use completely arbitrary metadata schemas.
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    \[*Must*\] [Preservation|Repository Preservation SystemPolicies] is addressed, preferably in a way that is compatible with [OAIS|], preferably checking file integrity using checksums, and preferably using an automatic connection to HPSS.
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    \[*High Want*\] The repository system is based on open-source software, so we don't have to depend on someone else to add features we need.
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    \[*Must*\] The repository is able to manage data at many levels of granularity.
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    \[*Must*\] Access privileges to materials in the repository can be managed at many levels of granularity.
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    \[*Must*\] There is a facility for searching across all collections held by the repository.
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    \[*Must*\] External search systems can be easily connected to the repository, in order to deal with specialized search fields.
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    \[*Must*\] Metadata about multiple versions of files can be maintained, including master and delivery versions.
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    \[*Want*\] Repository materials (both media and metadata) can be easily accessed by course management systems, including Oncourse CL.
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    \[*May Want*\] "Certification" according to the standards described in the [October 2005 RLG DigiNews|]