Access Functions (2 of 2)
Generate DIP: accepts a dissemination request, retrieves the data from Archival Storage and moves a copy of the data to a staging area for further processing. This function also transmits a report request to Data Management to generate descriptive information. If special processing is required this function accesses data objects in staging storage and applies the requested processes. This function places the completed DIP package in the staging area and notifies both Coordinate Request and the Deliver DIP function that the package is ready for delivery.
Deliver DIPs: handles both on-line and off-line deliveries of DIPs to consumers
Provide Access Controls: provides a hierarchy of security controls depending on the needs of the archive system. These include restricting access to certain information due to security classifications or copyright restrictions.