Thanks for the advice, Kari. I'll take a look at those resources.
> It's the management burden of having thousands upon thousands of AIPs
that will become the bottleneck / digital management problem in the future.
This is the pushback that I often hear from digital preservationists when
talking about the single object AIP approach, and I'd like to learn more
about these concerns. Any clarification of the long term management burden
posed by single object AIPs would be most helpful.
On Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 9:17 AM, Kari R Smith <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Randy,
> I suggest that you post this question to digipres list (ALA list) where
> many digital archivists and digital preservation folks will see you message
> and can respond from that perspective. Also, don't forget the concept of
> the AIC (archival information collection) which is an aggregate of AIPs.
> I would recommend connecting with Scholar's Portal in Canada. They have
> an Archivematica workflow that is very item level (article = 1 SIP) and
> have experience and many lessons learned about the issues regarding
> performance, management, and scale of having one item in a SIP/AIP. Grant
> and Kate from SP recently did a presentation on their approach:
> Also keep in mind that the purpose of the AIP is for long-term
> preservation that accumulates both metadata and changes to file formats
> over time. The DIP (Dissemination information package) is the xIP for
> which you may want to have a 1 xIP = 1 item relationship. The DIP is
> created from that AIP (in the ideal workflow) so you can have 100 DIPs
> generated from a single AIP (that contains the 100 image files, etc.)
> It's the management burden of having thousands upon thousands of AIPs that
> will become the bottleneck / digital management problem in the future.
> Aggregate solutions for digital files, even and especially for digitized
> material are more the norm than individual xIPs.
> Good luck,
> Kari R. Smith
> Digital Archivist and Program Head for Born-digital Archives
> Institute Archives and Special Collections
> Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries, Cambridge, Massachusetts
> 617.253.5690 smithkr at mit.edu http://libraries.mit.edu/archives/
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> Subject: [CODE4LIB] SIP/AIP Content Guidelines
> Hi all,
> Can anyone point me to guidelines or best practices documentation around
> creating SIPs for transfer to archival storage? What does an ideal AIP look
> like for digitized cultural heritage materials?
> I'd like to set up a pipeline that sends single object (e.g. one
> photograph, one book) SIPs from our digitization workflow to Archivematica
> for automated transfer to archival storage. Here's a brief slide deck
> outlining the approach I'm envisioning:
> I welcome any thoughts that you all may have on this, especially about
> pitfalls to avoid.