Article - the the basic unit for ejournals 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.
CDO - Content Data Object.
Content Type - A broadly defined collection within Scholars Portal under which preservation activities are handled in a consistent way, as directed by the Preservation Strategic Plan, which lays out the overall preservation strategy for Scholars Portal. Within a Content Type, object have the same criteria for inclusion into Preservation Levels, and essential properties are defined the same way. Examples of different Content Types include 'Journals' and 'eBooks'.
Dataset - In ejournals 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.
Loader - A series of software programs created by SP for each publisher, to automatically lead content through the ingest process. Please see Workflow Charts
Object - Within an AIP, a single bitstream represented by one <spObject> element. Usually corresponds to a single file, but may be used to represent bitstreams in a complex file.
OCUL - Ontario Council of University Libraries.
Pillar - Scholars Portal's long term disk storage.
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".
SP - Scholars Portal.
UTL - University of Toronto Libraries.