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UC Curation Center: Curation Wiki

UC3 is a creative partnership bringing together the expertise and resources of the University of California. Together we provide high quality and cost-effective solutions that enable campus constituencies — museums, libraries, archives, academic departments, research units, and individual researchers — to have direct control over the management, curation, and preservation of the information resources underpinning their scholarly activities.

Emerging specifications

ARK: Archival Resource Key

CAN: A Simple File System-Based Object Store

D-flat: A Simple File System Convention for Digital Object Storage

LockIt: A Simple File-based Convention for Resource Locking

Namaste: Directory Description with Namaste Tags

NOID: Nice Opaque Identifier (Minter and Name Resolver)

PairTree: Object Storage

ReDD: Reverse Directory Deltas

For more information about UC3 and our services, see our website. For specifications, documentation and technical information, see below, and please contact us with any questions: uc3@ucop.edu.

Production Services

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DMPTool helps researchers create and manage data management plans

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EZID (easy-eye-dee) makes it easy to create and manage unique, long-term identifiers.

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Merritt is a repository service that lets you manage, archive, and share valuable digital content

Other Projects, Tools, and Services

ARKs (Archival Resource Keys)

ARKs are URLs designed to support the persistent, long-term access to information objects

JHOVE2

JHOVE2 is an open source next-generation application and framework for format-aware characterization.

Unified Digital Format Registry (UDFR)

The UDFR was a knowledge base of file format representation information for use by the digital preservation community.

Our Infrastructure: Micro-Services

UC3 services and infrastructure -- including Merritt and EZID -- are based on a design paradigm known as "micro-services," in which a comprehensive body of preservation functions are devolved into a granular set of small, independent, but highly interoperable services.

Additional Resources