ISO Archiving Standards - New Work Item
ISO Proposal for a New Work Item
Archive Model and Services for Space and Releated Data
This proposed standard will define an archive reference model and service
categories for the intermediate and indefinite long term storage of
digital data obtained from, or used in conjunction with, space missions.
Service categories will include levels of user expertise needed to
understand archive content, number of users who can be simultaneously
served, and type of data and metadata services.
To provide a framework and common terminology that may be used by
Government and Commercial sectors in the request and provision of
This will also encourage commercial support for the
provision of archive services which would truly preserve our valuable
data, noto olnly for space related data but also for all long term data
This is the first step needed before adopting or developing specific
standards needed to support archive services.
These standards will allow new countries entering the space field to have
pre-defined formats for the archiving of data and so avoid the learning
process and the consequent period of having data that is not easily
useable on an international basis.
Overview of International Effort
A service of
Comments and suggestion are always welcome.
Curator: John Garrett (John.Garrett@gsfc.nasa.gov) +1.301.286.3575
Responsible Official: Code 633.2 / Don Sawyer (Donald.M.Sawyer@nasa.gov) +1.301.286.2748
Last Revised: June 10, 1995, John Garrett