This is a reasonable approach. The other half of the problem is the
management of the digital entities after they have been transformed
into AIPs. What technology do you plan to use to organize
information to support discovery, what types of storage management
infrastructure do you plan, what will you do about replication for
disaster recovery, what types of knowledge management do you envision?
We are working on a project trying to guarantee the long-term
preservation of digital resources in mathematic field.
Following are my thoughts of building up a digital preservation
system using both OAIS and METS, I hope to get some suggestions from
experts. Please point out the errors and forgive my ignorance.
1. use OAIS reference model as the system architecture. that's to
say, our preservation system will include all the modules OAIS
reference model has proposed.
2. use METS as the encoding standard for metadata. Although METS
organizes the metadata in a different way from what OAIS information
model has proposed, it provides "sockets" for almost all the
information OAIS information model has proposed according to Thomas
Clay Templeton and Jerome McDonough. they stated their opinions about
OAIS and METS in the mailing list of METS recently.
3. use the element set of
Congress Audio-Visual Prototyping Project , because it is one of the
proposed administrative metadata schemes on the METS website, it has
almost all the information OAIS information model has proposed, and
the organization of its elements tallies well with METS.
4.design our own descriptive metadata about mathematic resources.