Archival Workshop on Ingest, Identification, and Certification Standards (AWIICS)
Call for Participation
Archival Workshop on Ingest, Identification, and Certification Standards
DATE: October 13-15, 1999
HOST: The National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001
The explosive growth of digital information and the need to successfully archive these data are matters which are receiving a great deal of attention from many organizations. The majority of this effort has been directed toward accessing and retrieving archived data. However, successful and efficient retrieval of data from an archive requires that the data was successfully and efficiently ingested and identified by an archive. It also requires that the archive follow appropriate policies and procedures to ensure the information is understandable and usable into the indefinite future. Appropriate standards can assist in meeting these objectives.
These issues, and others, have been addressed at the conceptual level in a reference model developed by a US ISO archiving group under ISO TC20/ SC13/ and the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS). This model, called the Reference Model for Open Archival Information Systems (OAIS), has been released for formal ISO and CCSDS review. An electronic version of the OAIS Reference Model can be found at:
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and ISO TC20/ SC13/ are hosting an Archival Workshop on Ingest, Identification and Certification on 13 and 14 October 1999 at the NARA facilities in College Park, MD.
Based on input from the Data Archive Directions (DADs) Workshop and further market interest surveys, the Workshop organizers are suggesting three primary topic areas for workshop focus and possible standardization efforts:
We envision the workshop as consisting of a review of papers submitted on needs or approaches in each of the identified areas. We will attempt to define and constrain the scope based on those who are willing to participate in developing one or more standards in these areas. We will also attempt to identify the forum in which the work is most likely to succeed.
The workshop will consist of:
There will be no registration fee and participants will be on their own for hotel and transportation arrangements. A registration form for the workshop, an "intent to participate in a standardization effort" form, and additional descriptive material can be found at http://ssdoo.gsfc.nasa.gov/nost/isoas/awiics/. Registration closes on 17 September 1999 and papers are due by 27 September 1999. Registrants will be informed of their acceptance within 2 business days after their registration. Late registrations may be accepted based on resource availability.
[Curator's Note: Late registrations will be accepted until at least 6 October or until space is no longer available.]
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Author: Archival Workshop Program Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) +1.301.286.3575
Curator: John Garrett (John.Garrett@gsfc.nasa.gov) +1.301.286.3575
Responsible Official: Code 633.2 / Don Sawyer (Donald.Sawyer@gsfc.nasa.gov) +1.301.286.2748
Last Revised: 1 September 1999, John Garrett [20 September, 1999]