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4.1.3 - The repository shall have adequate specifications enabling recognition and parsing of the SIPs.


Scholars Portal employs the use of a number tools through the FITS software package to identify and validate the file formats contained within the SIP.

  • the DROID tool identifies formats during the SIP ingestion process where a file format is associated with each file
  • JHOVE is a tool used to further format-specific identification, validation and characterization of the file
  • when a file format is identified, where possible, the file is linked to the format's entry in PRONOM, the British National Archive's format registry.

Please see the documents below for further details.


Software Developer - Responsible for the creation of loader scripts.

Digital Preservation Policy Librarian - Ensures proper functioning of overall system.

Metadata Librarian - Authors NIH metadata crosswalk, if necessary.

System and Web Development Analyst - Receives notification of failed loader scripts.

OCUL Person - Approves contract specifications.

Relevant Documents

  1. Registry of File Formats
  2. Definition of SIP
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