Functional Entities In An OAIS
Ingest: This entity provides the services and functions to accept Submission Information Packages (SIPs) from Producers and prepare the contents for storage and management within the archive
Archival Storage: This entity provides the services and functions for the storage, maintenance and retrieval of Archival Information Packages
Data Management: This entity provides the services and functions for populating, maintaining, and accessing both descriptive information which identifies and documents archive holdings and internal archive administrative data.
Administration: This entity manages the overall operation of the archive system
Access: This entity supports consumers in determining the existence, description, location and availability of information stored in the OAIS and allowing consumers to request and receive information products