There is a standard
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Archival_Information_System Which leads
to software like fedora commons.
There is also archive.org. For a low annual subscription you can have
fine-grained control over regular harvests of your web spaces (including
password protected web spaces)
These two roads diverge in a yellow wood...
...let us be heard from red core to black sky
On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 9:12 AM, Andrew Weidner <[log in to unmask]>
> Hi Code4Lib,
> We are in the process of designing new workflows for preservation and
> access of our digital stuff, and I'd like to get a sense of how people
> understand digital objects in the preservation space.
> My gut tells me that it might be useful for future digital
> archivists/archaeologists to have an object's descriptive metadata closely
> associated with the object's files in the same directory in a human
> readable plain text format. So that one directory would contain all of the
> object's files and descriptive metadata in an easy to read package.
> Alternatively, descriptive metadata for many objects could be stored in a
> single external file, say at the root of a preservation accession
> directory, according to a recognized standard like METS. That requires more
> work to reconstruct an object, and the linkage between an object's files
> and descriptive metadata is looser, but it seems more efficient.
> How do others approach this problem? Are there recognized best practices to
> adhere to?
> Andy Weidner