The Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL) specification describes an
application-independent approach to the storage of digital information in a
structured, transparent, and predictable manner. It is designed to promote
standardized long-term object management practices within digital
For those following the OCFL initiative or those generally interested in
current community practice related to preservation persistence, you will be
pleased to know that the OCFL 0.3 beta specification has been released and
is now ready for your detailed review and feedback!
Twenty four issues  have been addressed since the 0.2 alpha release
(February, 2019). Beyond editorial/clarifying updates, the more substantive
changes in this beta release include:
- Flexibility of directory name within version directories for holding
content payload 
- Optional “deposit” directory at top of Storage Root as draft workspace 
- Expectation of case sensitivity of file paths and file names 
Within the 90 day review period until September 2nd, please review the
specification and implementation notes and provide your feedback either as
discussion on the ocfl-community  mailing list or as GitHub issues .
The monthly OCFL community meetings  are open to all (second Wednesday
of every month @11am ET). Please join the conversation, or simply keep your
finger on OCFL’s pulse by lurking!
More detail and implementation notes can be found at https://ocfl.io.
Andrew Woods, on behalf of the OCFL editorial group
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