Below is a question one of my colleagues posted to digital curation, but
I'm also posting here (because the more info the merrier).
I am working for the Digital Preservation Network and our current
specification requires that we use baggit bags.
Our current spec for bag-info.txt reads in part:
"DPN requires the presence of the following fields, although they may be
empty. Please note that the values of "null" and/or "nil" should not be
used. The colon (:) should still be present."
From my reading of the baggit spec, section 2.2.2:
"A metadata element MUST consist of a label, a colon, and a value, each
separated by optional whitespace. "
2.2.2 is for the bag-info.txt, but it seems that this is the general rule.
Question: Are values required for all? Which below is correct or both? Ex:
I appreciate any clarification,
Stanford Digital Repository