Integration between a semi-active records management system and a long-term preservation service (Full Scale Pilot 6)

Miguel Ferreira, Paulo Lima, Sebastien Leroux, David Anderson, Janet Anderson

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The aim of pilot 6 is to assess the efficacy of the E-ARK Information Package Specifications which defines how metadata and data should be packaged in order to move records between the three stages of records keeping - active, semi-active and inactive.

On a typical setting, a record that needs to be archived usually falls into one these three “ages”:

1. Active - when the metadata and data are “live” being used and modified regularly.

2. Semi-active - when the metadata and data are archived for a short period – say up to 5 years.

3. Inactive - when the metadata and data are moved to a long-term repository for permanent conservation.

The pilot aims to ensure the seamless transference of information between the semi-active and the inactive stages in a way that no relevant data or metadata is lost in the process. To accomplish this goal, a special integration tool has been developed that implements the package specifications and orchestrates the entire transfer process.
Original languageEnglish
TypeProject deliverable
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2018



  • E-ARK
  • Pilot
  • Records management
  • Long term preservation service

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