4.4.1 - The repository shall have specifications for how the AIPs are stored down to the bit level.


SP's AIPs consist of two main components, the Content Object and preservation metadata. The preservation metadata contains descriptive and structural metadata about the object, as described in the Metadata Specifications. In addition, the preservation metadata contains format information such that the object is interpretable down to the bit-level, as described in 4.2.5.

These components are packaged together within the preservation metadata using relationship and event links.


Digital Preservation Policy Librarian

Relevant Documents

  1. Preservation Implementation Plan
  2. Definition of AIP
  3. Metadata Specifications
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