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SP has an active and diverse Designated Community, composed of librarians, faculty, researchers, and students, who test the intellectual understandability of Content Information through regular and extensive use. This provides both direct and indirect feedback about understandability. SP receives direct feedback from the Feedback Forum located on the repository's user interface and from a  'contact support' email address. SP reviews all feedback from users about the repository and, where possible, works to resolve understandability issues. SP receives indirect feedback from users through ongoing communication with OCUL member institutions.

To support usability, SP has a DTD and documentation describing what an acceptably formatted object looks like. In addition, SP processes each file through the FITS software package to generate format identification and validation. The output created by FITS is then run through a style sheet that formats the information into PREMIS metadata.


Digital Preservation Policy Librarian

Relevant Documents

  1. Designated Community Definition
  2. Preservation Implementation Plan
  3. Environmental Monitoring of Preservation Formats
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