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AIP - Archival Information Package. Please see Definition of AIP.

Article - the the basic unit for ejournals Journal preservation. One article is considered one AIP in journal preservation, and corresponds to one <spPres> element. This AIP may contain multiple representations of a given article.


Correctness - The file is uncorrupted, and the file format is identifiable and valid.

CRKN - Canadian Research Knowledge Network, the national collective licensing partnership. CRKN undertakes large-scale content acquisition and licensing initiatives in order to build knowledge infrastructure and research capacity in Canada’s universities.

Dataset - In ejournals Journal preservation, a logical grouping of content delivered from a publisher to Scholars Portal, generally arrivng through a push or pull FTP script. This term generally refers to a set of content delivered at a given point in time. A dataset corresponds to a SIP, and is usually split apart into a number of AIPs, one for each article.

Destination - The location within a mount for specific publisher ejournalsProvider Journals files. A new destination is created when the current destination reaches 200GB and the sequential identifier is incremented. (e.g. ieee2, ieee3, ieee4). See URI & File Naming Plan

DIP - Dissemination Information Package. Please see Definition of DIP.

Ejournals Database - The SP Marklogic database where normalized files are housed, are searchable by URI, and are accessible to the Designated Communities.


Pillar - Scholars Portal's long-term disk storage platform.

Preservation Levels - A set of Preservation Activities that make up a strategy for the curation of a piece of content. Preservation Level is primarily a function of the object's compliance with Scholars Portal's criteria for inclusion into the repository, as defined in the Preservation Strategic Plan. Possible Preservation Levels include "Full", "Bit-level", and "None".

Service Outage - A technical or administrative failure that prevents (or would prevent) the Designated Community from successfully using one or more of the repository’s services. The scope and duration of service outages may vary widely. Some outages may be corrected before being discovered by the Designated Community. The term is used in the repository's risk analysis and management strategies documents.

SIP - Submission Information Package. Please see Definition of SIP.

SP - Scholars Portal.

UTL - University of Toronto Libraries.