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4.2 – Ingest – Creation of the AIP

  • 4.2.1 - The repository shall have for each AIP or class of AIPs preserved by the repository an associated definition that is adequate for parsing the AIP and fit for long-term preservation needs.
    • 4.2.1.1 - The repository shall be able to identify which definition applies to which AIP.
    • 4.2.1.2 - The repository shall have a definition of each AIP that is adequate for long-term preservation, enabling the identification and parsing of all the required components within that AIP.
  • 4.2.2 - The repository shall have a description of how AIPs are constructed from SIPs.
  • 4.2.3 - The repository shall document the final disposition of all SIPs.
    • 4.2.3.1 - The repository shall follow documented procedures if a SIP is not incorporated into an AIP or discarded and shall indicate why the SIP was not incorporated or discarded.
  • 4.2.4 - The repository shall have and use a convention that generates persistent, unique identifiers for all AIPs.
    • 4.2.4.1 - The repository shall uniquely identify each AIP within the repository.
      • 4.2.4.1.1 - The repository shall have unique identifiers.
      • 4.2.4.1.2 - The repository shall assign and maintain persistent identifiers of the AIP and its components so as to be unique within the context of the repository.
      • 4.2.4.1.3 - Documentation shall describe any processes used for changes to such identifiers.
      • 4.2.4.1.4 - The repository shall be able to provide a complete list of all such identifiers and do spot checks for duplication.
      • 4.2.4.1.5 - The system of identifiers shall be adequate to fit the repository’s current and foreseeable future requirements such as numbers of objects.
    • 4.2.4.2 - The repository shall have a system of reliable linking/resolution services in order to find the uniquely identified object, regardless of its physical location.
  • 4.2.5 - The repository shall have access to necessary tools and resources to provide authoritative Representation Information for all of the digital objects it contains.
    • 4.2.5.1 - The repository shall have tools or methods to identify the file type of all submitted Data Objects.
    • 4.2.5.2 - The repository shall have tools or methods to determine what Representation Information is necessary to make each Data Object understandable to the Designated Community.
    • 4.2.5.3 - The repository shall have access to the requisite Representation Information.
    • 4.2.5.4 - The repository shall have tools or methods to ensure that the requisite Representation Information is persistently associated with the relevant Data Objects.
  • 4.2.6 - The repository shall have documented processes for acquiring Preservation Description Information (PDI) for its associated Content Information and acquire PDI in accordance with the documented processes.
    • 4.2.6.1 - The repository shall have documented processes for acquiring PDI.
    • 4.2.6.2 - The repository shall execute its documented processes for acquiring PDI.
    • 4.2.6.3 - The repository shall ensure that the PDI is persistently associated with the relevant Content Information.
  • 4.2.7 - The repository shall ensure that the Content Information of the AIPs is understandable for their Designated Community at the time of creation of the AIP.
    • 4.2.7.1 - Repository shall have a documented process for testing understandability for their
      Designated Communities of the Content Information of the AIPs at their creation.
    • 4.2.7.2 - The repository shall execute the testing process for each class of Content Information of the AIPs.
    • 4.2.7.3 - The repository shall bring the Content Information of the AIP up to the required level of understandability if it fails the understandability testing.
  • 4.2.8 - The repository shall verify each AIP for completeness and correctness at the point it is created.
  • 4.2.9 - The repository shall provide an independent mechanism for verifying the integrity of the repository collection/content.
  • 4.2.10 - The repository shall have contemporaneous records of actions and administration processes that are relevant to AIP creation.
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