Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Next Phase OAIS Review

Next Phase OAIS Review. Barbara Sierman. Digital Preservation Seeds. March 24, 2019.
     The OAIS standard had its 5-year review in 2017, which resulted in over 200 suggestions for change. All the changes were discussed in the DAI Working Group and and most of them were accepted. The next step is for the updated OAIS standard to go to CCSDS and ISO for final approval. The main part of the changes concerned terminology, both clarification and consistency.

Some concepts got a more extensive description, while others have changed. The new OAIS standard shows that a transparent process can lead to a standard that reflects the current practices. The standards group will now have a final opportunity to decide whether all suggested changes are clear and implementable.

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