On the preservation of evolving digital content – the continuum approach and relevant metadata models

Nikolaos Lagos*, Simon Waddington, Jean Yves Vion-Dury

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Abstract

We consider the preservation of digital objects in continually evolving ecosystems, for which traditional lifecycle approaches are less appropriate. Motivated by the Records Continuum theory, we define an approach that combines active life with preservation and is non-custodial, which we refer to as the continuum approach. Preserving objects and their associated environment introduces high level of complexity. We therefore describe a model-driven approach, termed the Continuum approach, in which models rather than the digital objects themselves can be analysed. In such setting, the use of appropriate metadata is very important, we therefore outline the PERICLES Linked Resource Model, an upper ontology for modelling digital ecosystems, and compare and contrast it to the Australian Government Recordkeeping Metadata Standard, developed within the record keeping community.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunications in Computer and Information Science
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Pages15-26
Number of pages12
Volume544
ISBN (Print)9783319241289
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event9th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference, MTSR 2015 - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Sept 201511 Sept 2015

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume544
ISSN (Print)18650929

Conference

Conference9th Metadata and Semantics Research Conference, MTSR 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period9/09/201511/09/2015

Keywords

  • Continuum approach
  • Dependency management
  • Evolving content
  • LRM
  • Ontology
  • Preservation

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