Architecture For Sustainable Digital Libraries

  • eWorld Forum Track: Governance

    Author Name: Payal Abichandani


    Libraries today play a pivotal role in maintaining and disseminating a huge variety of essential information that can include the cultural, historical and academic records of the society. In order to keep this quantum of information safe and undamaged, an architectural solution is needed, so that the data being stored can be accessed for a long period of time irrespective of the changes and up gradations in the technological arena. The architecture being proposed in this paper is based on the OAIS (Open Archival Information System) framework. In addition to the OAIS standard, we also propose different standards and tools which are combined together to achieve digital preservation. The aim of this analysis is to propose an overall architecture wherein we can mitigate the threat of data loss due to digital obsolescence, technical failures etc. Under the aegis of the Ministry of Communications and IT, Govt. of India as a part of a series of pilot projects for developing a Center of Excellence for Digital Preservation, CDAC-Noida has been entrusted with the responsibility for creating a digital archive for the e-court records as well as the scanned records from the digital library. The study and the findings mentioned in this paper are going to be implemented for the aforementioned project. Keywords: Digital Preservation, Digital obsolescence, OAIS, METS, PREMIS.

    Brief biodata of presenter:

    Payal Abichandani Working as a Sr. Technical officer at C-DAC Noida , completed her B.E. in computer science from Maharishi Dayanand University in 2007 and currently pursuing MBA from ICFAI University. Having a work experience of 4.9 yrs in software designing and development. Previously associated with AVL India Software Pvt. Ltd. as a Sr. Software Engineer.

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