ISO Archiving Standards - First International Workshop - Summary

26-27 October 1995

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Oxford, England


This summary is extracted from the presentation given by Don Sawyer to CCSDS Panel 2 at their International Workshop the following week.

ATTENDANCE

The Attendance List was presented.

PRESENTATIONS

The List of presentations was presented.

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Terminology

Archive
A repository that intends to preserve information for access and uses by one or more designated communities (perhaps this is an 'information archive').

Preserve Information
The information is expected to be correctly and independently useable by the designated user community.

Independently Useable
Metadata must be sufficient for the data to be used by the designated user community (necessary but not sufficient).

Data
The representation forms of information.

Information
Any type of knowledge that can be exchanged.

Metadata
Data about other data.

Reference Model

See associated schematic.

Scope:

At the highest level of Reference Model, all analogue and digital data are included. Services will address digital information with possible pointers to analogue info.

data will be in a reproducible form.

SOME ISSUES

PROPOSED SCHEDULE

First International Workshop - 26-27 October 1995 in Oxford, England
CCSDS Panel 2 Workshop

Second International Workshop - May 1996 in Pasadena, CA, USA
ISO working draft

Third International Workshop - October 1996 in Munich, Germany
Begin to relate Reference Model interfaces to existing standards
break into discipline subgroups as needed

Fourth International Workshop - May 1997
ISO committee draft

Fifth International Workshop - October 1997

Sixth international Workshop - May 1998
ISO Draft International Standard

ACTION ITEMS

2 January 1996
Generate scenarios for several types of organisations that satisfy, and do not satisfy, the 'archive' definition. Also, consider the metadata interfaces and characterise them. Examples of metadata include:

Specific scenarios

15 January 1996
New Reference Model Concept Paper - Lou Reich

1 March 1996
Comment on Referencing Model Concept Paper - All

30 March 1996
New Reference Model Concept Paper - Lou Reich

STATUS OF WORKING MODES AND MINUTES

Working Modes

Agreed to put working materials on WEB, suitably marked as draft with an expiration date.

Several agencies have agreed to broaden participation.

Help publicise effort

Possibly hold local workshops BNSC/RAL, CNES, NASA.


Wider Views

Overview of the First International Workshop
Overview of International Effort


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Last Revised: 12 December 1995, John Garrett (14 April 1998, John Garrett)