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This page is under development. Some standards have been finalized, but not all.

Minimum requirements for an object to be allowed into the repository

Requirements for objects to be entered into the repository:

  • The object must have a valid DLP Identifier.
  • Any media files in the object must adhere to the Filename Requirements for Digital Objects.
  • The object must adhere to the Minimum Object Metadata standards.
  • Each collection-level object must have established Collection Policies.
  • Each item-level object must belong to a collection. Even if the object is referenced in multiple collections, it will have a single "primary" collection that is referenced by its DLP Identifier.
  • The object's owner must intend for the object to be retained for a long time. "Temporary" objects are not allowed, and should be handled by some other means.

Requirements for "interchange" objects (objects we are storing as a backup to another repository):

  • All of the above requirements must be met.
  • The originating repository must agree to our level of commitments.

Other requirements will differ depending on object type:

Commitments we make for objects in the repository:

  • For objects of our preferred types (need to define these), we will maintain the bits and migrate the objects to new formats.
  • For objects of non-preferred types, we will maintain the bits.
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